Plus, I was on CBS news! Just very briefly (they took a couple-second clip from when I was modeling for the drawing session), but, still yay! Link to CBS's video here...and yes, Leia totally is a fashionista in every era, hehe!
I wasn't terribly concerned with getting pictures of my dress, partly because I'm not thrilled with it, and partly because the lighting in a museum is not great for getting photos of a black dress! There are a couple on my own camera, and then a friend got a shot of some of us modeling for the drawing class, but that's it. If more turn up I'll post them too; I'm sure there are lots of the general group floating around!
Veil of silk gauze, dress base and sleeves of soft silk taffeta, and bodice/skirt overlay and trim of silk organza. Sewn by hand. I am now very tired of sewing black...
I don't think I ever actually posted my inspiration for the dress, which was this plate from 1816:
And here's a couple shots of us modeling for the gesture drawing class. We did two sessions; the first was alright, but the second was definitely longer and started approaching the "what will they do if I fall over because it's very warm in here and my legs are asleep and I haven't had dinner" point.
|Both photos by Isabella|