Photos first, and then I'll complain about tucks...
|Yeah, try not to get it on your white dress. *brushes hands off*|
It's a little easier to see on the pictures I took on Mabel, my dummy(who is still wearing her 18thc stays!):
Like, this much too short.
Now you're all scrolling back up, looking at the hem, and going, "...oh, you're right, it does look totally screwy," aren't you? ;)
Regardless of wacky tucks, now I get to move on to the fun part, and the whole reason I wanted the new dress - as a base for a spencer and a new bonnet! I bought a couple of straw blanks to see if I can wrangle them; if not I still have time to buy buckram.