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. :^)