The theme for Friday night's Ice Cream Social was "Ice". I thought that since icebergs have a lovely shade of blue in them many times, that I could wear my blue 1830s portrait dress! Josie's Mom, Greeneyed Nana, styled a wig for me and it turned out fabulously!! I made some hair ornaments like the Countess Emilia Sommariva Seilliere wore in her painting.
Again, I will share my Friday Evening, Ice Cream Social album with you as there are so many photos of fabulous dresses!
Two images of me trying to get the same pose as the Countess. The one on the left is the right body pose, but my hair needs bangs...the one on the right has the right bangs but my body isn't right! Hahahaha!! Josie did a great job posing me, don't you think?
Nice view of my hair ornaments and Greeneyed Nana's fabulous wig! Thank you for helping out with the ornaments and the extra braid Josie!
Yeah for wonderful black fur tippets and jewelry!
I starched my corded and plain petticoats. Oh man were they stiff when they were dry! It took me over an hour to iron them out and in the end my the shoulder and bicep of my right arm were exceedingly grouchy with me!
This is a wonderful shot of the pleating on the back of my skirt and the back of my hair. I decided to do spiral lacing for the closure.
To keep the sleeves in their beret shape, I made circles of hoop boning and sewed them to the netting on the inside of sleeve.