As all tried-and-true fairy tales begin, once upon a time...
|I was also greatly inspired by Paul O. Zelinsky's stunning illustrations in his|
retelling of the classic Grimm's fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin.
Completed Project Shots:
“Sometimes fairy stories may say best what’s to be said.” ~C.S. Lewis
The other day had the most perfect autumn weather, so it was time for a photo-shoot! (Good timing too, because it began to snow the next day.) *All photographs courtesy of my sister - thanks a million!*
|Who said that princesses don't climb trees?|
Year: None, Regency Inspired
Pattern: Dress of my own pattern, Chemisette started as Sense & Sensibility's Regency Underthings Pattern
Material: Gold striped cotton, black cotton broadcloth, black chiffon, white cotton, black velvet
Cost: Mostly stash fabric, yard of chiffon $4, buttons $9, 2 yards of gold rope trim $5, fake hair $12
Critique: Well, for a non-historical gown, I'd say I'm quite proud of the construction, especially because a majority of the dress is hand sewn! Though not exactly the design I had originally intended, I am very pleased with the result! And, I definitely see more Regency dresses & frilly chemisettes in my future...Overall verdict I'd say is very satisfactory - though my spindle has been put away for now, I am looking forward to an occasion to bring it out again!
|And she lived happily ever after...|
“In a utilitarian age, of all other times, it is a matter of grave importance that fairytales should be respected.” ~Charles Dickens