After dinner, I went back to my sewing room, to make up bum roll #2. ( how I made one behind cut...Collapse )
I am wearing it right now, and I am not sure how it will work under the farthingale itself. It is supposed to be worn above the hips, from the one pic in the TT book, but it wants to sit at my actual waist when I am sitting down. I think I will need to spend some time wearing the whole undies before the event to get used to this, before I put the gown on as well. Amusingly, my tummy helps to keep the front padding down, as I can hook it under the tummy... which just sounds and feels wrong. I guess I will see how this works in reality. And I will take photos of this, but not right now as I am in my pjs, and I am not taking photos looking as I do.
I will say, that this style is really something for those with large bottoms, and small upper bodies, which I am not. With the artificial hips from hell (and yes, I do have to move sideways through doors), anything large under the farthingale is just not seen, while everything above it is quite snug and very there, except for the highly padded sleeves and huge ruff, of course. So, it is not about the body you have, but the artificial shape of the whole package. It's very strange to my eyes, and it will take some time to get used to this.