Enjoying the chill in the air and dreaming up designs in velvet and wool.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Red Ball Gown - Retro Reproduction

Again, please pardon the poor photography...sometimes I don't have time to wait for the afternoon sun, and the flash wreaks havoc with the fabric reflection, but sans flash I get all kinds of funny colors. At least you can see the shape.

This dress is made of lipstick-red taffeta, with a ton of red tulle and red netting underneath as a self-crinoline to hold out the skirt. I found the drape a bit of a challenge, as the taffeta is stiffer and heavier than whatever the original dress was made of (see the photo at the bottom of the page.)

"I received the dress yesterday and I love it. It turned out really well... And it's very slimming!"

- H.K. in Washington, D.C.


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