The above bodice was created to aid a textile process i was experimenting with - the gathered shoulder piece. This was the first thing that i created by drawing the pattern for myself, so for a 1st atemt it is pretty good!! :D
As n extra i trialed another textile experimentation, and for this i used strips of gingham, weaved them together between a soluble film, and stitched all over it to create a checkered pattern. I love it where the cotton had been stiffened with the glue from the soluble film to create window like blocks!! :D
The whole of this bodice has been draped on the mannequin and boning has been added to regain the shape.