Friday, January 30, 2015

A Renaissance in Black Brocade








Though Colorado is rather devoid of castles, again the nearby historic home provided as a stand in Tudor manor. This is the last of my planned Renaissance inspired dresses. I have been holding onto this fabric for ages in my stash. It feels good to finally be making progress through my stash of fabrics! I have to say I am a bit tired of working with brocade after all of my recent projects. I love the look of it, but sewing with this fabric isn't much fun! I will be happy to move onto a different textile for a while. I finally found a better cotton to make my Victorian chemise out of, and now that this dress is done I have no excuse not to be sewing all things Victorian.

Dress: Made by me
Tights: Target
Shoes: Target
Snood: Vivian of Holloway
Necklace: Vintage (gift)
Earrings: Made by me (charms from Joanns)
Lipstick: Bull Chic from Colour Pop (my new favorite black!)

11 comments:

  1. What a fun take on a little black dress! Love it!

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    1. Thank you Gabriela! I wish I had an occasion to wear it too, but it will be a good back-up for next Halloween!

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  2. And a very, very ravishingly one at that. There is the most marvelous blend of femme fatale and goth styling at work here, right down to your raven hued lips. Stunning!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I had to go for the black lipstick :)

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  3. WOW! This is drop dead gorgeous! I simply LOVE the fabric and the silhouette of the cut! It's spectacular!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Thank you Janey! I am always constantly tweaking my basic dress pattern to fit me better, it's a process!

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  4. Gorgeous! Just...yeah...gorgeous :)

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  5. So dramatic! Fabulous neckline.

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