|Pinning and fiddling with the back pleats.|
The back pleats aren't perfection, but they look pretty okay. Now I'm messing with the front skirt pieces, which I believe is premature, as I should construct the front of the bodice first. Here I have them pinned on. I was struggling with the fall of the front edges, but in studying Janet Arnold's Francaise pattern, I found that it's *really* important to slant the front edges, otherwise, if done on the straight, the skirt will fall too flat over the petticoat, and not in that nice A line.
|The left side is folded back so the piece angles; the right side is on the straight.|