Saturday, April 23, 2011

Phantom of the Opera Dress


My most recent custom commission. A cream taffeta ball gown in 1860s style.

The request was for the dress to be similar to the one worn by Emmy Rossum in 'Phantom of the Opera'.

Bodice and skirt are two separate pieces. Slightly off the shoulder bodice is fitted and boned with little puffed sleeves.
Laces up the back with robbon through hand-sewn eyelets.



Fabric used was 'elegance taffeta' from fabric.com. It's a synthetic taffeta - but I love working with it, it's seriously the best faux silk I've ever seen.



Quite a fun project! I love the simplicity and elegance of a white or cream ball gown. :^)

18 comments:

Anna Olivia said...

Amazingly beautiful. How talented you are! =)

Marian said...

It's gorgeous!! Great job. :)

Bethany Lynn said...

Very pretty!

SinginginHisName said...

How beautiful! This is similar to what I want my future wedding gown to look like! I always loved that dress from that movie, not so much the movie, just her dresses. :) You did a great job! I love the puff sleeves and pointed bodices! my two favorite elements in a ball gown! :)

In Christ,
Rebecca

Johanna said...

It is apsolutly GORGEOUS!!! *sigh* I want to wear something as lovely as this someday. You are so talented, and you sewing is exquizet Atlanta! You inspire me to better my sewing skills!

Have a lovely day serving our Risen King,

~Johanna~

Brooke said...

Stunning! That's one of the most beautiful gowns I've ever seen! My dream is to some day be able to sew as beautifully as you! :)

God Bless,
Brooke

Miss Rachel said...

Beautiful, Atlanta! Absolutely gorgeous! :) I bet it was fun to sew such a lovely dress!

LadyD said...

Stunning, gorgeous and beautiful! It bespeaks a very talented and gifted seamstress! Marvelous job my dear!

Elegance of Fashion said...

Absolutely stunning!

Sereina said...

How gorgeous! You did a fantastic job.

Stephanie Ann said...

It's very pretty! You did such a great job.

Atlanta said...

Yall are all much too sweet! :^)

I agree - the movie/story isn't my favorite, but I do like the dress! - yes it would make a lovely wedding gown style!

Amy said...

Very beautiful!

The Scarlet Thread said...

Beautiful work! : )

-Sarah

Chip said...

SO LOVELY! You did a wonderful job on this. I definitely would love to wear one like it - BEAUTIFUL!

Miss Linda said...

This was quite literally breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing it. I'm going to have to order some swatches of that taffeta. I've ordered from Fabric.com before, but the taffeta is new to me. Thank you for mentioning it.

Congratulations on a job very well done!

Starlie said...

Wow, that is so lovely, an amazing job!

Also, I wanted to thank you for that pattern you sent me for the circle skirt. I was finally able to complete it, and it came out very satisfactory! If you care to see pictures, I've posted them to my blog here: http://maidenwithamission.blogspot.com/2011/04/sewing-success.html

Thanks again!
Starlie

Crista "Moriah" said...

Gorgeous dress, Atlanta!! :)

I have admired your blog/shop for a long time now...I love the giveaway you have sponsored for Grace at Grace's Garden Walk
(she sent me over to say "hi").

Blessings!
~Moriah

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