The fact that there are no pictures of me in the 1940's playsuit should be testament to the fact that It Did Not Get Done In Time. In fact, I finished all but the button and buttonhole on the shorts... on the five hour plane flight *home*. Whoops. Since the weather has been unabashedly nasty over here, I think I'll wait to take pictures. But it is pretty cute, truth.
Instead, I moved on to attempting to make a Titanic dress. Siiiigh.
The 1910s corset is done (as previously mentioned), but I've been waffling badly over the top garment. I simply cannot go without one at my bust measurement, both for decency and comfort's sake. So I started in on making a bandeau from an extrapolation of a pattern taken from something in my collection. Holy cow, NO. It didn't look right *at all*. At my cup size, pleated bandeaus make me look deformed and lumpy, so not only are they uncomfortable and unattractive, but it gives the totally wrong line. I think I may have actually thrown the thing across the room when I realized this.
I then spent a very long time looking at research, and extant garments, and and and. And finally I realized - for my size, in this era, I basically need to make a fitted corset cover.
So I took my sloper block, and I traced around it, pivoting out the darts in the front strap and armsceye. And tonight I put them together, braved the buttonholer on June (first time using it!) and then cut and fiddled the resulting vest-looking item into the correct neckline. Right now it's done but for the (damn-near impossible to neatly roll) arm hole edges. I ran a piece of eyelet beading all the way around it under the bust, and I cut the back a bit extra short to give a bit of lift. I also made the straps *really* narrow (but still twice as wide as a normal bra strap) and placed them almost on the shoulder so I could, if I wanted to, do one of the wide boat-neck style necklines. (I'm still deciding what the dress is going to be like, gah.)
I have a little over a week to drape a dress. I get this feeling it's not going to actually get done. ::facepalm::