Added Feb 15, 2011
London, United K...
I made this over Christmas and on into January, to wear at Gala Nocturna. The ball this year had an Elizabethan theme – as someone not too accustomed to that era, I decided not to make a 100% historically accurate gown but instead took elements that i liked from Elizabethan and Tudor styles.
Foolishly maybe :-), I made the outfit without the use of commercial patterns.
For the corset I used an online Elizabethan corset Generator to draft my own pattern and the skirt and sleeves was drafted up based on similar items I’d made in the past.
Oh yes, i also made my partner’s cape and hat too! (hasty addition, as i realised the best pic of my dress also had him in the photo too!!)
taffeta, brocade, furnishing fabric, venise lace, pearls, hotfix rhinestones.
Make something special and practical for your friends and family this holiday season!
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This slim-fit dress makes a perfect cocktail dress for this time of year!
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