Change of plans – what else is new?

28 Apr

The determination has been made that the gown is not quite “ballroom” enough in some vague, not really specific way and that opening up the back might be helpful.  Seeing as this made it impossible to keep the gorgeous collar, I decided to not sacrifice the waistband, which I had already started stoning, and just cut it down to the top of the waistband in the back and scoop the neck out a bit more for good measure.

The chiffon hanging over my arm is the only chunk of this colour I could find – pink and purple iridescent and exactly the two colours of the gown.  Silk.  From Gala Fabrics, so paid actual retail.  Ouch!  So it will be minimalist floats for this gown.

Two issues remain – hanging the skirts for a long time on Miss Mitzie has made the underskirts uneven, so the crin must all be removed, skirts re-trimmed and crin reapplied.  I know someone else who recently did this job because she didn’t know she had put it all on upside down so the gathering thread showed.  At least I have gravity to blame for this one, but it will not be ready for the Island Fantasy Ball next week.

The second issue is how to stone this now.  I bought a LOT of crystal AB stones and on the trial pieces I laid them out sort of randomly along the lines and sometimes around the little flowers in the glitter print.  Now that I don’t have a collar, I wonder how to treat the neckline?  I also have a fairly decent supply of fuchsia stones, so if I want to highlight the neckline, maybe that would be a jumping-off point.

And here is a photo of the Winter Sky gown, now more frequently known as the Disney Princess gown, for obvious reasons, that was taken at the VBDS Clubs Closed Comp.  When I scanned the album, I skipped right over this at first because I assumed it was one of our higher level competitors!

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