I absolutely loved this video! She has a wonderful way of explaining things without getting tedious. Watching her go through her draping process was very interesting. I can't wait to see her next video!
Hooks and eyes are great for historical accuracy... but horrible for studio work. The actors often need to get in and out of their costumes very quickly... trying to unhook a dozen or more hooks & eyes is not a quick process. Someone as flexible as Rosamund appears to be could likely unzip herself... but it would take a second person to unhook her without causing an insane amount of wear and tear on both the garment and the actress's shoulder joints.
I love Bernadette Banner's videos and was so excited when she put this out and I can't wait to see the dress when she's finished. It was one of my favorite costumes on the show. I know absolutely nothing about sewing and am in awe of those who can and how she's making this dress going off of stills from the show
Even for an expert, sewing the dress by hand took nearly two weeks of work (if she had done 8 hours a day)! I think it's also really neat that she's experienced enough to basically recreate a pattern based on looking at it.
Over 77 hours... wow... that's dedication! I adore her hand-stitching - especially the method she used on the bodice pieces. I plan on ordering her book to learn more. I guess the only thing I would have done differently is waited until I had plenty of the right fabric. For me, the differences in color / texture combined with the abrupt change of length in the back are a bit jarring. Absolutely splendid work given what she had to work with.