Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Young Victoria Dress the Second


Do you remember the Young Victoria Dress Replica I made fall of 2012? The one that got displayed in Blenhiem Palace? Well, I just completed the Young Victoria Violet Dress 2.0.
This version was a custom dress for a client in Italy. I had a lot of fun with it, and only made a few variations from my original design.

The fabric was a luscious pink/blue shot silk taffeta. 

 A double ruffle of English netting lace at the elbow.


 
The flowers were a combination of silk irises and velvet lilacs.

Details.


I just love the way this fabric plays with the light.





 I did change the back fastening from lacing to hidden hooks and eyes.


Also included was a matching floral headpiece.

I've go a lot of neat dress commisions coming up in the near future.
 Interestingly they are almost all silk. Fun stuff!

4 comments:

Ruth Torrijos said...

Oh very pretty, Atlanta! I wish I could sew as well as you do! :) You are very blessed!

Love,
Ruth

Time Traveling in Costume said...

Just beautiful, and you gave me a good idea for a trim piece I want to do down the front of my 1830s gown.
Val

Eve Roberts said...

Atlanta - absolutely stunning! The details and fitting are amazing.
Eve

Donna said...

Beautiful, love the details on the bodice area. I hope she sends a photo to you with her wearing the dress.

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