So this year's goal for me for IRCC is an interchangeable Venetian wardrobe. The idea being that I can dress fully as a lady or fully as a gent or someplace in between, and my mood and commitments for the day determine.
Tonight I've gotten primary construction done on my first piece for the project......an under shift.....a comfort layer for me since I do intend to wear a separate pair of stays.
I will freely admit that I believe from my research that stiffened sottonas would be far more accurate for torso shaping and support. However with my ever changing (at the moment shrinking) size I don't want to have to rely on the sottonas to hold up the ladies. That path leads to constantly rebuilding my wardrobe and never being happy with the fit......(yeah been there before, just ask my mother) ;-)