Just to keep you up to date, I've stitched and applied the bodice to my figure and padded the sleeve/arms with carpet felt and then ordinary felt
|Carpet padding on arms|
I attached the wired hands under the felt.
|Sleeve added, ready for cuffs next|
I made up a sleeve and stab stitched that in place. One more sleeve and a nice cavalier's lacy collar and cuffs will complete her ensemble!