Thursday, February 9, 2012

Diary of a dress, the beginning

I've decided to do something a tad different for the time being.  Since I will be starting a new gown for an upcoming Steampunk function, I thought it would be fun to do a dress diary.  I will have to take some photos and post them, once I get started.

The event I am attending is a Gilbert and Sullivan production of HMS Pinafore, in Calgary, Alberta on March 31.  While I do have "old reliable" (the 1905 Ladies afternoon gown), I wanted to make something new.  I have on hand several yards of dark burgundy Duchesse satin and some lovely black organza trims.

I have settled on Truly Victorian patterns from the Belle Epoch, namely the ballgown bodice and 1898 flared skirt.

Wish me luck!

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