Victorian ball gown
“Exquisite” is the only word that comes close to capturing the
true description of this beautiful Victorian Ball Gown.
This gown is a work of wearable art.
A treasure sure to be the center of attention at any event.
This gown is a faithful rendition of the classic gowns worn in the
Victorian period from 1876 - 1881.
The bodice and skirt are festooned with hand made morning glories with
freshwater pearl centers. Morning glories vine up the side trim panels
of the skirt and the back trim sashes.
The skirt front panel is trimmed in lace and hand
beaded with freshwater pearls and seed beads. In total there are 407 peach
coloured freshwater pearls on this magnificent gown.
The basic fabric of the dress is Floral Bengaline trimmed in Silk Dupioni and lace.
This gown is named for my Grandmother Arilla Elizabeth, who, though she passed many years ago,
is ever present in my heart and in my sewing room.
This gown is SOLD
The 2009 USA Best Ball Gown in the WORLD 2nd Place WINNER: (out of 14 entries)
Comment by Judge Lisa Schnapp: 8/15/2009"(Entry 43) Delicate, feminine colors, elegant use of self-fabric flowers, on a well tailored bustle gown costume. Pretty in peach."
Comment by Judge Alethea Sayers: 8/15/2009"(Comment unavailable at posting time.)"
Comment by Judge Miss Brenda Brown: 8/15/2009"This seamstresses Grandmother must be very proud. Having been taught to sew from my Grandmother, I can relate to "knowing that she watches over my sewing room", as well. Very unique use of pleating - impressive! The "beading" is a nice finishing touch. Another talented seamstress!"
Comment by Judge Cheryl Ritchie: 8/15/2009"This beautiful peach gown is the personification of feminine beauty and grace. Delicate, well-executed, lovely."
Comment by Judge Claudette Donat: 8/15/2009"I thought it was put together fabulous and fit...marvelous!...Would melt any woman's heart to wear..."
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