Anyway, I'd worn my "marquee" dress, mainly so I could get photos of it and do this writeup! If I hadn't wanted to do that I'd have gone for my taffeta instead...I wasn't sweltering, quite, but did start to get uncomfortable in some of the heated buildings. Wool flannel is a lovely thing, and not made for summer weather, thanks.
|Just out of frame there is a very amused gentleman in the midst of decorating his railings. "SIR CAN WE TAKE A PICTURE WITH YOUR PINEAPPLE?!"|
Materials: The main dress is made of seafoam green wool flannel, and the accents are of fuchsia wool twill. Bodice is lined in brown cotton sateen. The underskirt is made of pink cotton (that you can't see!), and just has the flounce of twill stitched on top. The hem of the flannel skirt is faced in mint-colored polished cotton. And it all weighs a solid ten pounds!
My original plan was to tack the flounce to the flannel skirt and avoid the added weight of an underskirt (I can't hang it up because it's too heavy; the skirt would pull right off the bodice), but the flounce itself was too heavy for that. The stitches showed in the skirt in a bad way. So, ten-ton skirt it was!
I took elements from both dresses that I liked, as you can probably see!
|Weird hair. I swear I wasn't trying to make a crooked 18thc queue...it just happened!|
I think that's all nitty-gritty you might want to know, so I'll leave you with some more pictures, because I'm feeling indulgent and I like this dress! And we got some nifty sunset ones.
|Big dress "stuck" in a small door!|
|I be creepin'. Dun dun dunnnnn.|
|Evil grinning by the blooming roses. Blooming because it's TOO WARM, you see.|
|*wheeze wheeze* Too much running! So out of shape! *pant pant* Dress is heavy!|
|Dramatic veil is dramatic.|
|Cheap camera is grainy.|
|But it's my blog so I'll post as many grainy pictures of myself as I want!|
|Also of my lovely grainy friends. We all look so draMAHtic, I can't take it! :)|
|I really can't turn down a gorgeous sunset, what can I say?|