Good Thursday to you all!! Thank you so much to those of you who responded and commented on my last post about my feeling down. Things are much better now and I am feeling quite like myself! Huzzah! I am a bit tired because I have been HULU binging on "Blindspot"...stupid I know, but there you have it!! Again, I so appreciate all your lovely and very kind words of encouragement and compassion!
For today's dress, I am sharing a very old dress! I made this when I was living in the mountains of Robie Creek, Idaho, about 10 years ago! I had in my collection, a most gorgeous fashion plate with a fabulous purple dress. I HAD to make it! So, I did! My 8 year old Cody took the pictures! I think he did a great job for as young as he was. The photo shoot took place in the back yard by the creek, Robie Creek, that ran through the property! I must say that I do miss the fresh air and beauty that is the mountains, but I love the convenience of living in town!
Hello tabs, buttons and pleating! These are a few of my favorite things!
Wonderful inspiration photo! I decided to not go with the weird, swoopy lace thing that goes from the left hip to the right thigh...
I totally didn't put the buttons on the overskirt like the fashion plate. When I remake this dress, I will add them!
I found some great, wide, new-made lace that I thought would work great for the dress from a seller on ebay! I don't think the shop is around any more though...
I LOVE this parasol, but it has since acquired many holes and slits in the cover...so sad!!
-Purple Polyester Crepe Back Satin (a pain to work with, but it was the only fabric I could find in the right color!)
-Off White Cotton Moire
-Off White lace from eBay
-Carved Shell buttons from JoAnn's
Bodice: TV463 1884 French Vest Bodice
Underskirt: TV261-R 1885 Four-Gore Underskirt
Overskirt Apron: TV832 1886 Asymmetrical Drapery Add-On
Overskirt Bustling: Bustling from the 1885 Four-Gore Underskirt
Oh how I miss this dress!! Sadly, I sold this dress as well. It is on my list to re-create at a future date! I also have since lost the antique mother-of-pearl hand brooch that I wore with it...Where oh where are you hand brooch! I miss you!!!
I hope you all have a most splendid Thursday! Talk with you next week!