Gown #4 The Blackpool Dress

6 Nov

Gown #4

This is the Blackpool Dress.  In Blackpool, the field of competitors is so large, even the top, top, uber competitors need to stand out to attract the judge’s attention, so they wear some pretty outrageous costumes.  This is the first gown where I have deliberately set out to find certain fabrics in specific colours to create something, as opposed to finding things on sale etc.  With the awesome help of my friend Candy from Portland, who saved me postage by bringing the pink (!) mirror organza to me and She Bear from Winnipeg (who I only know through Pattern Review) who got the gorgeous purple glitter fabric for me, I had a wonderful time creating this one.

Unfortunately I don’t have any good photos in action yet.  There were some nice pictures done by the pro at the Seattle Star Ball, but I can’t seem to find them on his website.  I will post a link when I find them.

This is a really lightweight gown and it doesn’t have a built in bodysuit.  The under-dress, which holds up the layers of skirts, is made of flesh toned light weight mesh. There are channels in it sewn into the shoulders so I can put the detachable straps of my own bodysuit through them.  The channels keep everything out of sight and in the proper place, plus I can remove the body suit for washing. LOVE that!

OK – some links http://www.decadance.printroom.com/popupImage.asp?img_id=208245239&effectRGB=

The links are not working the way I want them to, but you can scan the photos in that group and see more of the dress in action.

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