Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Another variation to this style was to make the lace top removable with a button back and to add elbow sleeves to be worn for the church ceremony and after remove the 'jacket' to show a strapless sweetheart dress for the reception. With this one i used a linen fabric and a cotton and nylon embroidered lace.
I also ran across this image below which is almost exactly the same style except is has what looks to be a halter front with a higher neckline in the lace and i love the addition of the elbow length gloves!
below is the actual dress on display that Audrey wore for comparison :-)
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Above is the Marilyn Monroe Piano dress with the Fancy Lace and blue lining you can find it here :
Above is the Marilyn's Mexico Dress in Green Jersey Knit, available on request only very limited yardage.
Above is the lovely Deborah again this time wearing her custom Marilyn Monroe 'Subway Dress' You even get the full skirt effect with her standing on her fan, so cute!
and lastly is the Ann Miller ''On The Town Dress'' Green twill with full plaid lining- plaid options change very quickly so if you are interested in this or any other item you see on this blog just send me a message here or on Etsy :-)
I have been asked so many times about making this dress and i finally got to do it! I used a beautiful medium weight silk satin and an ivory dotted tulle for the over skirt and the cape. My client wanted the shoulders to have little gathers as well as at the bust. The body has four darts front and back with boning. There is a built in petticoat as well as horse hair in the hem. The cape buttons on the inside of the neckline in the back with a hair comb hidden under the little bow of the hood. Below are the images i found most helpful when working on this dress. It really is so pretty in person i almost didn't want to box it up and send it on its way :-)