Sunday, January 24, 2010

And the final product...

Hubby and I had a grand time at our annual volunteer dinner, and I magically finished the dress 2 whole hours before the event! It was so refreshing to see all the wonderful people in this hobby since it has been a couple of months. There were so many lovely new gowns there it was almost like a preview of next month's upcoming fashion show. And kudos to the Fort and staff, they have created a lively event calendar that should make for an incredible 2010 season. Our family is so excited to participate!

Here is the official full-length of the dress. I wish I had a mysterious Victorian house to photograph myself in, or a deserted old ballroom, but our suburban home will have to do for now. Maybe someday we will get to restore something more antique :).

This the first dress I have made in 2 years, so I am simply happy I finished it! Having a customized toile fit by Carolann Schmitt of The Genteel Arts Academy, certainly helped inspire my confidence! Now if I can only make about 3 more to upgrade my dresses that no longer fit...ah, the joy of winter is sewing!

12 comments:

Amy said...

Oh goodness you look lovely! Congratulations on that beautiful silk plaid dress. You look like you just walked out of a tintype.

Mrs. G said...

Lissa, you look very beautiful! The gown turned out fabulous and I'm glad you had such a nice time.
Paris

mr.darcy1 said...

What a beautiful dress and a beautiful fit! Great job Lissa!!

MissNonaEleanor said...

Oh, Lissa! You two look soo lovely! Congratulations on finishing your first silk dress! I hope the dinner went well! I wish I could have been there!

maria said...

The dress came out lovely!

Isn't it wonderful to have such a talent?

Blessings,

maria

missannag said...

It looks amazing, off the bolt and shaped into such a goregeous and pretty dress. Fabulous job! Wish I had been there to see it in person . . .

Barbara said...

Very beautiful dress :)

Sophia said...

You both looked awesome, you did a lovely job! The dress was just stunning in person!

Lauren said...

You look beautiful!!! I can't wait to see you guys at the tea in a few weeks.

Rachel said...

it is gorgeous! I love the sleeves, you did a fabulous job! very inspiring

Lindsey said...

I LOVE your dress! It's fantastic! So inspiring. :)

Lucy said...

It's lovely, very feminine.