Added Apr 22, 2012
This dress was created for my friend to wear at a Renaissance Faire, and we also entered it into a Shakespeare Festival that our school drama department participates in every year. Our dress won second place in the court costume category!
The basic shell of the dress was sewn by machine. The gold braiding, the pearls [86 total], and sleeves were all sewn by hand. My lovely friend sewed all of the gold braiding and pearls onto the bodice, and she drew the design and bought the fabric. I modified the pattern, sewed the shell, hand-sewed all hems and gold braiding on the skirt, and made the sleeves.
I can’t tell you how many movies were watched during the hand-sewing process.
velvet, satin, lace, gold braiding, pearls, grommets, ribbon
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