Monday, February 18, 2013

My 'Young Victoria' Dress on Display at Blenheim Palace

Remember the Young Victoria violet silk dress replica I made last fall?

Something wonderfully exciting has happened. The lovely lady who ordered the dress, Claire, was able to obtain permission from Blenhiem Palace in Oxfordshire, UK, to do a photo shoot in the dress, in the rooms and grounds of the palace.

Blenhiem Palace was used by Queen Victoria, and can also be seen in the movie 'The Young Victoria'.

However, in return for the photo shoot, the palace asked to borrow the dress for their
 'Lights, Camera, Action' Display February 9th - April 1st, 2013.

So, currently the dress is on display at Blenhiem! (I'm rather still in a state of unbelief.)

 My friend Rebecca and her mother (on a fabulous European trip right now) were able to go by and see it, and take these pictures for me!

Soon I hope to be able to show you the pictures from Claire's actual photo shoot. They are beyond gorgeous. Right now the photographer tells me some other blogs have asked for exclusive rights to the pictures, but should hopefully get permission to post them after that. :)


Thilda said...

How wonderful to read that you!! are the talented tailor who created Claires marvellous gown. *Gasp* I am pretty impressed. Claire looks so fine and elegant in this gown and I love the colour so much. What a honour to see a dress which was created from you in such a famous house. :-). That´s really brilliant.


Michalea said...

Congratulations Atlanta! That must be so exciting for you. I'm a newer seamstress and Civil War reenactor. One day I hope to be able to sew as masterfully and beautifully as you do! Your Keep up the good work!

Caffy Bundy said...

This is incredible! Well done!

Bundana x

Janel said...

Congratulations!! That's wonderful.

The Choll said...

Congratulations! Your work is so wonderful and should be seen!

Melody said...

Wowwww! You're famous!

Hana - Marmota said...

How wonderful! I really hope this somehow helps your business. :-)

Sarah said...

How exciting!!! You did a fabulous job. Congratulations. : )

Also, the details of your wedding gown are beautiful. You are such a gifted seamstress!

Katrina @ Edelweiss Patterns said...

Oh my gosh! I can hardly think of a greater honor for a costumer. What an amazing blessing from the Lord, thanks in part to your excellent work!

Many blessings!


Kellie said...

That is so fabulously amazing! Congrats!!
I only wish I could go see it in person, too:D

So excited to see the photo shoot.


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