I started with a vision of an over the top, loud haute couture redingote, but as it progressed, I toned the plan down as you can see.
And because Georgians loved their artwork with a lady adjusting her garter:
Because I was running so low on time I didn't take many construction notes. But I made it similarly to many of my previous 18th century gowns. Each bodice piece is lined individually and then stitched together.
Making the trim:
The pinked trim was gathered and pinned to the base.
Then I stitched it down.
Then I twisted and pinned on a strip of black taffeta with raw edges folded inside.
I stitched it down and added fabric covered wood mold buttons on top.