I finally got some nicer photos of the ball gown taken!
I was commissioned by a theater to design and build their ballgown for Beauty and the Beast. There were two girls cast as Belle so the bodice is a corset to accommodate both of their sizes. (See the detail shots below for a picture of the back.) The dress took several weeks to draft and build and turned out almost identical to my design!
Skirt: Bottom is a sparkly satin and has a 300 inch hem. (Spins beautifully!) The overlay is gathered organza. Pattern completely drafted by me.
Bodice: Fully boned with flat steel. Material is the same satin as the skirt with an overlay of gold lace. Has a lace up back with two part eyelets and a front zipper for quick change purposes. Started with a four panel bodice pattern which I used to draft a new pattern based on the measurements of the girls.
Underneath: Under the gown is a five-hoop skirt and a tulle crinoline to add fullness. The girls also wore ivory gloves, a pearl necklace, and a flower hairpiece.
Photo of the dress on one of the girls: caliypsoe.deviantart.com/art/B…
I kept a photo diary of the building process from design to completion over on Tumblr: caliypsoe.tumblr.com/tagged/be…
More photos of this dress: fav.me/d6nke8i
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