Added Oct 30, 2011
Great Yarmouth, ...
We went to a themed “Murder Mystery evening” and as always with my kids, they decided last minute that they wanted to dress up after all. So I spent a few days making dresses for last night’s event and this is what I came up with:
For the girls I found an empire style dress pattern (not very victorian, I know) and made the first dress with a bit of velvet I still had lying around combined with lace and chiffon, for the 2nd dress I used a piece of satin I found in the remnants bin in the fabric shop together with a bit of taffeta and crepe de chine. My dress worked out cheapest of all, because I discovered some old curtains which I cut up and turned into my version of a Victorian dress. (top part same empire dress pattern and gathered skirt with lace draped over it)
And although we guessed the wrong murderer, we enjoyed the evening very much :-))
velvet, lace, chiffon, satin, crepe, taffeta, old curtains and zips
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