When the covered mannequin was completely dry, I started to create the bodice - you can see that in the photo above. I quickly learned that this was becoming a much more difficult process, as the pieces had to be cut to create a form. I cut the pieces like a I would have fabric when making a blouse. Through trial and error I began to see how this was done - again using water and white glue.
Then it was time to make the skirt and this was becoming even more and more difficult, as the skirt had to stand away from the mannequin and at the same time be fitted at the waist. Remember, I was using water and white glue - this equals wet and sticky paper pieces, water running down your arm, etc.. :<) I ended up making an underskirt (half slip), letting that dry and then creating the skirt. This required cutting darts, etc. just like in dressmaking. When the skirt was dry, I added the skirt waistband, the trim at the bottom of the skirt, then went back and added a band to the top of the bodice and straps with paper buttons.