Another dress I'll wear at Disneyland fir the next Halloween! Haunted Mansion POWAAAAAAAAAA! It's a simple clack cotton dress, worn over a Bustle and a corset. I also wear a sweater under the dress because I don't want to be cold in October.
And here it is, the real thing, based on this design: [link]
Shew! I've been working on this for months, not to mention making another one on commission.
So, the breakdown. The lavender layer has a fully boned underbodice, based on the laurel dress from Patterns of Fashion. I drafted the skirt pattern myself. It's basically a wedge in the front and half an oval in the back. That train is magnificent (and hell to hem)!
The purple lace can come off (it's tacked on). That was my lucky find at the fabric store! Such a lovely color.
The black net I did in one night. It's very simple rectangle shapes, different than what I'd originally planned but still effective.
The belt is actually an antique that my Gram gave me, I don't really know how old it is or who it belonged to, but I love it.
Aaand I made the corsage too. Don't you love my feather?
My reproduction of Christine Daae's Dress from the Phantom of the Opera show! The fabric is a reproduction (oh my god it was so expensive T_T) the train is super heavy, and I had to handsew many many things! I can't wait to wear it at Garnier in July It's worn over a bustle, the same as my red Tournure.
Let's call this "Mid Victorian ballgown with a twist" as well, it's not really mid victorian but it's not even romantic...it's sort of a mixture of the details I like most of both eras XD I made this dress for the first Victorian Ball held in Monza and hosted by the very talented girls of Italian Victorian and Romantic Revival group they organize the best events! And are so nice I only managed to finish all the details yesterday when the ball was....in April. Yeah. As you can imagine I wore it in a very sketch-y state XD originally I planned on making a replica of "Il Gattopardo"'s famous ballgown, but then I was proposed my new job and time got tight so I opted for a simpler gown^^ I intended to make more than one flounce on the skirt but I ran out of fabric and couldn't find the same colour again...and well like for blacks, you don't really mix different whites ==;; The base of the dress is (very cheap XD) white satin used on the opaque side, with an overlayer of transparent white voile and details of bridal lace for the bust (by the way, the 20cm of this lace were as expensive as ALL the rest of the fabric. I do crazy things in life.). All the pearls and red crystals scattered all around the dress without an image were hand stitched by yours truly I don't really like to hand stitch beads but one of my next projects requires A LOT of hand beading so I thought I could start to get accustomed to it XD I really love white&red together but I never tried it, so I thought it would be a nice change for once...and I do like the result even if my favourite bart is the lacing in the back and you can't really see it that much XD Pattern for the bodice is from "Patterns of Time 1790-1880", took a bit to resize but was worth it
Dress making: me XD Decorations: me XD Photo&very poor edit: me XD
This gown was made out a double weave taffeta, so it looks like two different colors. The train is a crinkled light satin. Lots of silk and fabric flowers over the top of the bustle. The entire dress is completely embroidered with flowers and vines. Worn over a four hoop skirt petticoat.