The deadline was fast approaching! This garment must be ready for the dress rehearsal, no more time for photography of each step along the way!
see the beginning here
see the process up to this point here
A black satin underskirt and a borrowed, white chemise complete the costume.
The back of the billowing coat has been reduced to conform to the shape of our actress.
The hem has been raised in the front only; to prevent trips on stage yet leave a little bit of a train in back.
And here she is.....
along with two handsome gents who were also clothed with my help.