So for the better part of the day I have been draping my Zone front Polonaise. Its coming along perfectly. I do have concerns about draping sleeves tho, you know it's one thing I have never done! I didn't have a pattern so I did what I usually do when I don't have a pattern, I drape it on Mrs. Swishypants, (name courtesy of AShton), my mannequin. Here are pictures of the almost finished set of stays and the draping the bodice or the polonaise.
|Front with half of the stays bound with faux suede binding.|
|The sketch of the 1780's Polonaise|
|The back with en Fourreau pleats.|
|Close Up of marking the side seam for the front|
|Front Side Seam pinned|
|Front, you can see the shape of the zone.|