TBT once again!
For the Saturday night ball at the SPWF, I was at a loss as to what to make. I had some pretty blue dupioni silk and black moire in my stash and after a large quantity of time pouring over image ideas, I finally decided what dress I would make. A black and blue ball gown! There aren't a lot of good images of me wearing this dress as the ball was at night and my camera takes really horrible pictures in doors in bad lighting...so most of my pictures will be of the dress on Emma.
1885 ball gown
I loved the cross over bodice and the way the overskirt was different looking. I didn't have enough lace to make the tiered lace panels, so I used my moire taffeta and cut scallops in the bottom instead. For added texture and affect, I added a row of pleating under the scallops.
Bodice: TV460 Cuirass Bodice
Underskirt: TV261 Four Gore Underskirt
Overskirt: TV382 Asymetrical Add On
Butterfly Train: TV361 Butterfly Detachable Train
Fabrics Used: Blue dupioni silk
Black Moire cotton/poly blend
I purchased the laces from a store on eBay. Unfortunately, I believe the store has gone out of business....
You can barely see that the lining of the butterfly train is lined in black.
For fun, I made the back of the bodice two toned!
One of two good pictures of me in the gown....
Yay! Here you can see the under lining of the train...it was a black taffeta.
Hair ornamentation made of antique flowers and leaves....
Happily I have enough fabric left to make a day bodice for the dress! I will hopefully be making that sometime this year!
Next up on TBT? My favorite all time dress EVER!!!!!
Have a most wonderfully blessed day my friends!