We don't do 1890s very often (something I am hoping, however, will change now), so this dress was an exciting chance to be sparkly. So naturally, we were. My dress is not done, but considering it wasn't finished when I arrived at Newport, the fact that it was wearable by Friday was a great success. The skirt and bodice are decorated with butterflies made of lace and rhinestones. Someday they will also be outlined in sequins so that they pop a bit more. While this dress still needs a lot of work, I was happy with it for the ball (and how swooshy the skirt was!), and the ball was a lot of fun. Any ball where we are all wearing tiaras promises to be a good night.
Enough from me--I'll let the pictures say the rest. Shiny!
|people dancing in the upstairs ballroom|
|and taking a refreshments break downstairs|
|sometimes, we are not very good at being serious|
|Antonia lent me her ginormous feather boa to play with!|
|it is so fabulous.|
|Antonia was one of the boys|
|this is a terrible picture, and you can tell how sweaty and hot I was by the end of the night, but you can see the butterflies! they fly up the skirt to make an upside-down "V" with one on the bodice.|
|Quinn and I take a casual posing break|
|and of course, we were silly! Here we are doing the "Zombie Cake Walk"|