The original costume design

Cutting out my pieces- the body of the dress is four shaped pieces with dramatically curved side seams, with two triangular gotets

The sleeves are cut on the bias, a technique based on 15th century research. This insured a very tight fit. She sleeve patter is a single piece and has gussets drafted in

The dress coming together, with the godet pinned in at hip height.

Close-up of the sleeves in progress, before buttons and holes were added

Each sleeve button was made of a piece of the dress linen, folded and tucked into itself to form a dense sphere