I made this dress for the first Victorian Ball held in Monza and hosted by the very talented girls of Italian Victorian and Romantic Revival group they organize the best events! And are so nice
I only managed to finish all the details yesterday when the ball was....in April. Yeah. As you can imagine I wore it in a very sketch-y state XD originally I planned on making a replica of "Il Gattopardo"'s famous ballgown, but then I was proposed my new job and time got tight so I opted for a simpler gown^^ I intended to make more than one flounce on the skirt but I ran out of fabric and couldn't find the same colour again...and well like for blacks, you don't really mix different whites ==;;
The base of the dress is (very cheap XD) white satin used on the opaque side, with an overlayer of transparent white voile and details of bridal lace for the bust (by the way, the 20cm of this lace were as expensive as ALL the rest of the fabric. I do crazy things in life.). All the pearls and red crystals scattered all around the dress without an image were hand stitched by yours truly I don't really like to hand stitch beads but one of my next projects requires A LOT of hand beading so I thought I could start to get accustomed to it XD
I really love white&red together but I never tried it, so I thought it would be a nice change for once...and I do like the result even if my favourite bart is the lacing in the back and you can't really see it that much XD
Pattern for the bodice is from "Patterns of Time 1790-1880", took a bit to resize but was worth it
Dress making: me XD
Decorations: me XD
Photo&very poor edit: me XD
This work is not stock and is protected by creative commons - ask permission before using (chances are high that I'll say yes xD)!!
I totally have to rework the skirt...I made this in a hurry and it looks sort of shabby XD
On a related sidenote - do you do commissions?
I'd be honoured!!! The problem is, I'm awful at making stuff without the model nearby T_T I'm a bit of a fit nerd and can't really make anything final before some 5/6 fittings XD
Which sounds crazy, I know XD
I used to take commissions while I was in university, now with a full time job it's very complicated ;_; but I'll try to make time at some point
THANK YOU DEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm So, SO happy you like it it was originally supposed to come out different, then I got lost during the process and I was still unsure about the final result^^
I'm so glad you like it
Thank you dear!! the bodice effectively looks like hell and fits snug only with the highly boned-very thick victorian corset I have I usually make my dresses to fit both with and without corset but when I started making this one I was in such an hurry that I didn't really think it over, and now it looks loose on the mannequin ==;; the sleeve with the roses is also exceptionally heavy so it pulls the sleeve down...yeas, I need to work on some issues XD
It's a shame we live so far apart, I'd love to teach you what I know!