Added Dec 10, 2008
This is the 2nd dress that I made for my models to wear to the races (The other one is a version of Azalea – you can see it in the pics above.) The theme of the day was “My Golden Summer”.
The model pictured above(In the ballgown) actually won the best dressed at the course and was in 2 local newspapers.
Unfortunately in these pics she had loosened her corset (so she could breathe) so it isn’t sitting as flat as its supposed to be.
I made the corset pattern by 1st adjusting my dressmaker doll to the models measurements.
Then I pinned paper onto it and adjusted it to the corset shape that I wanted by pinning and cutting the shape on the doll.
As for the skirt – Its easy to find tuturials on making tutus – Just google it.
Raw silk for the corset (plus boning and ribbon for the back tie); layers and layers and layers of Tulle in differant shades of gold and a top layer of glitter Tulle for the skirt. I lined the skirt for comfort (Tulle itches) and put in a zip and a satin ribbon belt to close it.
FTV for asking me to make the dresses and my model for making the dress look good