I'm really pleased with my first experiment working without a complete pattern. The bodice used parts of two patterns, the bustle part pattern, part me, and the apron was all me. It has been a great learning experience.
In addition, recall that I had to accommodate flute playing! There are gussets in the armscye, a zipper in front (covered by buttons) and the bustle and apron are separate from the bodice so she wouldn't have the additional weight when she
lifted her arms to play. And just for fun, here is the picture she sent me as guidance, and here she is. Again, her outfit is still not complete, but the silhouette is awfully close.
|Sharing his jacket with his pirate friend|