Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mom's Dress

     So, my mother and I were browsing around Discount Fabrics a while ago when she came across the most gorgeous red silk taffeta. I told her I'd make her a ballgown out of it and we bought several yards.
Here's sort of what it looks like, but I do need to post a real swatch of it later. This image isn't very vibrant...

     I assumed she wanted an 1850s style, since that's what's she's seen me wear, but turns out not. I asked for a better idea of what she had in mind and it sounded like 1870s. Then I asked her to try to find some images online or draw something out. What she came up with was 1890s, sorta. I want to keep it mostly historical for some reason, but she seems to be leaning towards conservative fantasy. She'll probably win in the end. It's her dress afterall...

So, this is the closest thing to what she's been describing.

And this is a popular image that was close as well.

 That's just the start, probably won't start working on it till mid-summer.

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