I quickly found out that I'm not a fan of large sleeves but Janet Arnold seems to me always a little late on fashion (I don't know if I'm more "up to date" by using french fashion plates as inspiration, but it feels like that), so I decided to skip them. Instead I plan to put some ruffles around my neckline.
I'm leaving the matching corset to be optional (depending how much time I have left) because the taille will have boning in it. It can be laced and seemingly some tailles were worn without a corset underneath.
In the end some other pictures from the web grabbed my attention:
The two upper pictures are my inspirations. Since I can't draw for the sake of my life, I'm not doing any more sketches and will head right to the fabric I bought in advance:
It's a wonderful deep green satin (poly something, but with a nice hand and drape) that I got for 3 Euros per meter. I bought the rest of the fabric, but it was only 5m. Therefor a tornure with nice drapings was simply not possible...
I also have some matching feathers for a head, some white satin gloves (which are necessary to be historically correct) and started to make matching jewelry. Wish me luck that I can make it until Saturday and don't have to go to the ball naked or in old clothes! *gasp*