I’m plugging along on this bodice! This is Truly Victorian 403, the new 1872 bodice.
I am crazy and picked a giant plaid, which has made things more difficult than they needed to be. But I’m pretty happy with it so far! I am different proportions than my dress form, and the sleeve hangs differently on my body, but you’ll just have to take my word for it- it fits me better than it does my form.
The sleeves were such a pain! For some reason I always have problems getting the sleeves of Truly Victorian patterns to fit me (though I absolutely adore Heather’s patterns), so I had to alter them significantly. But also, figuring out the cut of the plaid was difficult. And then there was actually sewing the things! I ended up machine sewing the underarm, then putting it on my dress form and pinning the sleeve to place, then hand sewing the sleeve caps in so I could get the pattern to match up how I wanted it to.
On to the next steps! I’ve got to finish the bodice facings and hem, then on to fastenings!