Monday, February 7, 2011

Amy Dorrit Ballgown

We are planning to attend a Literary Ball in April.  You can come as any book character, and I decided to come as Amy Dorrit.  This is the dress I'm planning to re-make (just hopefully I can find the right fabric for a sensible price! :-) )



Is it lovely? I'm so excited about this project and really hope I can find the right material and get the right look!

16 comments:

Gabrielle Renee said...

Oh, I love it! I hope you can find the right fabric!

Elegance of Fashion said...

I loved Little Dorrit! You picked a very nice dress!

Atlanta said...

What a great project! I always wanted to attend a literary party...*sigh*

Fabric idea:

Got to fabric.com and search for 'elegance taffeta'. It's a poly silk imitation. (and a very good imitation, I must admit!) I've used it on several dresses (the blue felicity dress in my etsy shop for instance) and was very impressed with the texture and drape of the fabric. I noticed they had several lovely shades of purple - you might swatch a few of them and see what you think!

good luck on the dress!!

Atlanta said...

http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=8b7e760e-af20-4967-8762-ef7d082a7fb6

I think this matches the color very well!

Elinor Dashwood said...

Atlanta, you are an angel!! :-D :-D :-D
Thank you so much for the link!!! I think I'll be making an order from Fabric.com. ;-)

Anna Olivia said...

Oooh, it's going to be beautiful!!!! <3

Marian said...

I'd love to go to a Literary Ball! :) Love the character/costume you picked, too. It's very pretty and elegant without being over-the-top.

Leah said...

Oh.My.Goodness!!!!! I am SO jealous of you right now!!!!! You are going to look LOVELY!

P.S.
You have made me want to watch this movie again. :)

Country Girl said...

Very beautiful Elinor! Love the color!!!!! What sewing patterns do you usually use? I'm curious, cause I've been wanting to make some dresses like those.

~ Kelly ~

Elinor Dashwood said...

Kelly,
Most of the historical patterns I use are from Sense and Sensibility Patterns.
www.sensibility.com
I highly recommend those patterns! The directions are great to work with and the styles are lovely.

OldFashionedCharm said...

How wonderful! I love Amy Dorrit and this dress she wears is so lovely! I can't wait to hear about your progress and to see the final product! :)

Caroline L. said...

Wow! How pretty.

You certainly seam to attend lots of balls!

Elinor Dashwood said...

Caroline,
This is actually only my second ball, though it does seem like a lot! :-D

Ring Family said...

I love that dress! I think that it will match you!
Sarah

Joanna said...

I have no doubt you can do it. :-) Keep up the good work, it is going to be great!

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