Monday, April 30, 2012

Titanic Evening Gown Finished

I've been pretty bad about updating this blog!  Shame on me!  Anyway the Titanic evening gown has been finished and worn to a lovely Titanic Dinner event in the Bay Area.  I was inspired by many of the Callot Soeurs gowns I'd seen online, specifically I wanted something a little more fitted and not so poofy as some of the gowns of that era I'd seen.  I'm a big busty girl and don't really need any more "poof" thank you very much!

I used the evening gown in Janet Arnold as the base for my pattern and made a boned under gown of heavy black silk satin which I draped sequined net over.  I used vintage fringe, lace, ribbon and a tassel to trim the gown and made sleeves out of black velvet ribbon edged sequined net.  It's a pretty blingy gown but it has the nice, columnar look I was going for without too much poof. 





8 comments:

  1. I saw many photos of you wearing this, and it was beautiful!
    Val

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  2. I would love to try to make a similar beaded necklace. Would it be totally out of the question to ask for a picture of it laying flat?

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    1. I'm sorry I can't do it now, maybe in a few weeks when I'm less busy.

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  3. Magnificent!

    I too like the necklace. I thought, perhaps you had purchased it and maybe you would tell us where.

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    1. Thanks! I got that about 15 (or more!) years ago, so I have no idea where at this point. But I'm pretty sure I've seen it at Victorian Trading co before. It seems to crop up on lots of goth fashion sites too, so that's another place I'd look.

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