Anyhoo. Here's a few details about this one, and then let's never speak of it again. LOL!
|One of the many gowns from 1877|
that helped inspire my dress
The one part that I was really excited about experimenting with on my dress was the fringe, which I dyed and knotted myself after realizing that there was no way on earth that I could find pre-made fringe to match the odd salmon color of my gown. The fringe is my favorite part of the whole dress, and I loved the way it moved when I walked or danced. I also found that knotting yards and yards of fringe was strangely zen-like and relaxing, and that was the one part of this project that I really enjoyed. I seem to be a bit of a fringe-making fanatic after working on this dress and my fringed Redingote from last fall. I think it's my own quirky equivalent to women who knit or crochet.
Here are some of the posed pics from the night of the gala.
And the pink dress luv didn't stop there either. There seemed to be fabulous pink dresses everywhere this year, and mingling among all those gorgeous pink confections made my matchy-matchy brain delirious with happiness.
So that's pretty much it for this one. I'll be back sometime in the next few days to talk about the foundation garments that I also made to create this outfit. Special thanks to Loren, Meilin, and Lauren for allowing me to use some their photos. I also wanted to thank a few amazing friends who helped me find inspiration, make decisions, buy supplies, and stitch on last-minute sleeves. I couldn't have done it without you!