Well, here she is! I was adding silk petals and flowers and beads right up until the end – a ticking clock is a great motivator. And while I wish I had had more time with the embellishments (the fun part!), and it was not exactly my original vision, it works! In truth, I am thrilled with the finished product.
I felt like the belle of the ball! Everyone was extremely complimentary about the dress. Many people told me how much they loved the dress, and their eyes widened at the notion that I made the garment myself.
I have a love/hate relationship with people approaching me and immediately asking if I made my dress – does that mean it looks like something from a home economics class!? So it is extremely gratifying to have people amazed and a bit skeptical that the gown is home made!
I like to christen all of my extra special creations. And because of the green and purple color palette, I keep thinking of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. So I am going with “Titania.” If the queen of the faeries partnered with Dior to create a gown, I imagine this would be the end result.
|My homage to Dovima!|
My Persian lamb wrap (don't worry, it's synthetic!) was a gift several years ago from a lovely lady, and it was the perfect addition to my outfit. As the temperature dropped, I was glad to have a little extra warmth!
I have a lot more construction specifics, but for now, I could not wait to share the finished product. More pictures may be found over on my flickr account.
Dress: Spadea 1149 by Ceil Chapman
Necklace: Shadows (high school graduation gift from mom)
Hairpiece: My own creation; Russian veiling from Britex.
Shoes: Colin Stuart for
Purse: Simplicity 4159 (I will share more of the specifics later)
Wrap: Vintage (courtesy of