Monday, December 1, 2014

I Am Not Worth-y

Dragonfly dress done and worn and danced up a storm!
Close up of bodice with dragonfly embroidery.

Full length, but who is behind the tantalizingly open door?

At the Social Daunce Irregular ball
The dress wore well, I have to say I need to fix the lining on the bustle back. It's cut on the bias and tends to billow. It has more to do with the very light silk I used and less to do with the pattern which was the back portion of Truly Victorian 364, 1886 Autumn Overskirt. A very fast and easy sew, BTW. I'm going to try it in velvet next time. The side drapes and bodice pieces were draped by me, dragon fly embroidery courtesy of my friend Carolyn, who should institute a strict "bring your own thread" policy.
Now to clean up the shambles of the sewing room and start again!

Ever Your Thimble Servant,
Miss Brilliantine


  1. More beautiful in person!

  2. Thanks Sewphie! I did think it looked a little shabby in the picture and was about to rethink the whole thing. I blame the phone. ;)

  3. So beautiful! You have such a way with pairing fabrics as trims.

  4. It's SO gorgeous, and yeah, what Loren said -- you really have an eye for trims. You would make an excellent marchande des modes!

  5. Awesome, the bodice is stunning! SWOON!

  6. Oh my SQUEE!!! I ADORE dragonflies...they are my thang...have one on my shoulder, and you have done such a fabulous job with this dragonfly fabric!!! I love the fabric colors, they are so very perfect with eachother! I wish so much that I could see this in person!! Le Swoon!!!

  7. Thank you Gina! I was looking for a sparkly one to wear in my hair but ran out of time. It's hard to see in the picture, but the lace is spangled too.