#3 The Victoria Gown

31 Oct

The Victoria gown was also a bit of a found treasure.  I was looking for cheap fabric to do muslins and mock-ups and came across a huge bolt of pale blue lycra for $35 at the thrift store.  It was so pretty and shiny and so “my colour” I couldn’t resist making a gown from it.  I had seen many gowns with rosettes on the at the latest Snowball Classic so I thought I would add that to the gown.  I found gorgeous, floaty blue silk online for the godets and floats and blue organza at Fabricland.  The search for rosettes came up with several versions, but I fell in love with the shabby version at Calamity Kim’s blog and set about making many of them for the gown.  Long sleeves with points (something I have adored and wished for since I was about 4 years old) were the final choice.  I guessed they would be warm – they are – but they look lovely.

I love to look at the floats in this one!

I love to look at the floats in this photo

I forgot to mention the stones!  50 gross (50 X 144 = 7200!) more or less, each one glued on.  I had the dress form in the living room and glued as the TV was on.  It took a loooong time.

Oh – and it is the “Victoria” gown because it has lots of flowers and the crystals look like lots of rain:-)


3 Responses to “#3 The Victoria Gown”

  1. Susan Low November 2, 2011 at 2:48 am #

    OMG I love it! That is so gorgeous.

  2. LadyD March 21, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    What a gorgeous dress. Very classy…reminds me of the outfits they wear on Strictly Come Dancing (UK version of dancing with the stars).

    • bgballroom March 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

      Thanks Lady D! It seems to be a favourite with a lot of people:-)

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