Last night I went to the Midsummer Night’s Ball, hosted by Sam and Monica of Overattired. I made myself a tulle skirt filled with flower petals that I am calling the fairy tale skirt. I originally intended the skirt to be worn with a mint green petticoat and top, so it was made with a green waistband matching sash. However, since I am busy sewing for Costume College I did not have time to make a mint green top so for the ball I decided to go with a cream coordinate, and wear the skirt over a H&M chiffon dress I already had in my closet. This is what the skirt looked like at home.The tulle and chiffon are from Fabric Wholesale Direct, and I wrote a step-by-step tutorial with pictures for their website. Tulle skirts are easy and fast!
My antlers are from Sweet Mildred, and are lovely both from the front and back. The shoes are an eBay find from a few years ago. I’ve also worn them with a 20s tea outfit.
The belt is also from eBay, and the acorn necklace is from LOTV Designs.A silly pose!
At the ball I delivered a dress I made to Jean, editor of San Francisco/Science Fiction Magazine. I made this for myself years ago, prior to this blog, so I don’t have any construction photos to post. I am glad the dress has found a new home! It is a damask dress based on Italian Renaissance design, and trimmed with gold and white twist with gold beads. I also made the puffed-sleeve blouse worn underneath.