I believe this is gonna be one of my favorite creations this year! I have a small collection of vintage lingere and laces and this is made with the most scrumptious peach silk and hand tatted lace. I had made the corset using a thick white brocade lining for stability, then transformed it into this Marie Antoinette style costume. I added accents of black satin, made a matching 3 tiered bustl-y skirt, tie on mask, neck ruffle and SPATS! All with matching antique lace from the 20s/30s. Each layer of the gathered ruffles on the skirt is bound in peach andpink binding, because if you flounce, it shows :). I made a pattern for the spats and will try to upload that eventually.
This was actually copied from the starry night painting! I made the bustier top and cut a large circle skirt for the bottom. I painted the skirt before assembling and the top after assembling. It is made of a light blue satin and painted with mostly fabric paints and puffy paints and some acrylic paints where I ran out ….It is painted front and back. On the exact sides of the circle skirt, I attached rectangle panels that go upwards and comnplete more of the painting. At the top of the rectangles, I attached brown gloves so that when you raise your arms, the whole painting is displayed! I wore this for Halloween in 2008 and now it is for rental in our shop. Everyone got the painting part, but the whole Idea was that I WAS a painting. Brown tights and boots, paired with the brown gloves and a brown hat with a little picture hanger attached to it made the “frame” for the dress. That went over most folks heads, so for the rental, its just the dress.