I still didn't get a very good picture of the Juliet dress - my house is just not bright enough, even in daytime with the lights on. And there was no way I was taking it outside!
Anyway, this is the original Juliet dress - remember?
My sister, The Goth Chick, fell in love with those sleeves. She just wanted the dress 'a little longer'.
Which eventually became floor length.
I was almost done when she asked how difficult it would be to make it flare out... sort of like this:
No problem, not really. Just some increases, I thought. Then I realized regular increases wouldn't work with the stitch pattern, so I made it into five evenly-spaced sort-of flares? I don't know how to describe it. Here's what they look like:
Then Goth-y asked me about adding a bit of a train, like this:
I told her I could, but not that long because it would get filthy and torn unless I made some sort of lining for it, and the stitch pattern for Juliet is not sturdy enough to attach a lining. So as of early this morning Juliet looked like this:
The Goth Chick wants it to flare out below her knees, which it does because I made her try it on so I could see where to start the train. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera, but it was too dim in my mum's house for pics, anyway. As of right now, I need two more rows to finish the train, then two more rows around the bottom of the whole skirt for the trim. Then...
It's done. And I will be so very happy.
And the Goth Chick will look like she's wearing this:
a la Morticia Addams.
And she'll be so very happy. I promise pics!