Well, thanks to Katherine of The Fashionable Past and Kristen of Musings of a Couturiere, I now have a fun new project to attend to after I get the bustling done for the Spelling Bee dress. She sent me a pin from Pinterest and I loudly squeeled in delight. I love it when my fellow costuming friends enable my costuming passion!!!
The image on the pin is of Alva Vanderbilt's sister-in-law, Mrs. William Seward Webb, nee Lila O. Vanderbilt. She attended Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt's famous Fancy Dress Ball in 1883 dressed as the Hornet.
I LOVE it when there is photographic proof that a dress from a fashion plate was made into reality! I really like the look of the bodice in this photograph. It is sweet and lovely and looks like she used star or flower shaped brooches for adornment. Of course I'll have to find myself an imported, diamond encrusted headdress...Bwahahahahahahaha!!! Anyhoo, I love this outfit with the ball gown bodice. Thankfully JoAnn's has in stock the velvet that I used for the underskirt and bodice I have now. What a fun project this will be!
Thank you Katherine!!!
Source: MCNY Blog
Be Blessed my friends!