This is my second bodice for the St Louis Green Lady. These have been fun commissions. She gives me rough idea of what she wants it to ultimately look like and then says "make me beautiful". Last year it was very tree like with overlapping fabric leaves. This year she wanted to look like she just stood up from a forest floor with more muted colors and she wanted monks cloth in it. I give it to her tomorrow, I hope she likes it.
Front of Bodice
Back of Bodice with a shawl collar
Detail of back.
It has scrapes of embroidered organza, fabric, leather, feathers, beads, buttons, yarn, raw wool roving, and thing else I could think of to sew on it. This is "sucker" is hand wash only.