Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fancy Dress Ball 2010

Lindsey as Marie Antoinette.

I've been wanting to use this Changeable Red Silk Taffeta with embroidered Fleur de Lis pattern for a Fancy Dress costume for ages. I thought Marie Antoinette would be the perfect costume for it!

I was really happy with the way the dress was coming along, but then I got super busy and nearly didn't have time to finish it. And the day that I was planning to sew, sew, sew I got sick! I didn't think that I would be able to go to the ball, but I was able to finish the dress up, enough to wear it, on the car ride to Lancaster. The bodice still needs boning, that's why it's a little wrinkly in the pictures, and I had to be sewn into it. But I was so thankful to be able to wear it at least! I'd like to add more trim to the bodice and skirt next time I wear it, and add more false hair to make my hairstyle higher.

The gold ship was purchased on Ebay.

I made these giant pearl earrings on the car ride to Lancaster, too! Aren't they over the top?

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