Draping my skirt in the stand

by Sophea

Using calico I draped this skirt on the stand and marked it up over my panniers. I was able to pleat where necessary to create this late 18th century shape onto a wadded to size mannequin. I needed to be aware when drafting the shape that the front especially needed to be as straight as possible, given that later on in my process I need to sew lengths of purple ribbon on to the underskirt, i n line with my design.