A little bit of a misleading title as the dress is now finished (bar the hem which is waiting for shoes to be bought), but I quite like seeing the innards of a dress before it’s all covered with a lining, so here are a couple of photos.

Inside of the bodice with interlining (silver), and facing visible

The bodice tacked to the skirt, bias tape finishes the skirt seam allowances (excuse blurriness)

A last minute change brought some Guipure lace into play which involved a little bactracking, but was ultimately easier to apply than the self fabric belt originally planned. And it really sets the dress off taking it from a nice dress to something definitely more special.

Stitching the lace to the skirt waistline