Our Spring Banquet at Hallstrom this year has a masquerade theme! I was so excited when that theme won. How often do you get to go to a masquerade ball? I mean really! So of course I'm making my gown. I didn't want to go in a formal and just wear a mask. That doesn't fill the masquerade bill for me. It you are wearing a modern dress it has to be couture quality. :-) Lots of folds and feathers. Otherwise, you need to wear something historical, like a Marie Antoinette gown. :-)
I was inspired by Celine's Maire dress.
I am using Simplicity 4092
from fabric.com- Eggplant taffeta, fuchsia taffeta, and lace (I can't remember what it is called).
Lined and underlined with a sturdy pink tablecloth I got second hand for $5
I am overlaying the bodice with lace and beading it randomly with purple shell rocks, white freshwater pearls, and purple glass beads.
Stay tuned for further progress!
I'm currently having a lot of trouble with the sleeves... :-(