Queen Victoria: ballgown bodice completed

Here are some of my favorite photos from the movie cross promotion events:

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I had the opportunity to wear the ballgown for two VIP screenings of the movie “The Young Victoria” as well as on Royals day while visiting the Adventurer’s Club at Dickens Christmas Fair.

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Dickens fair: off I go…

to Dickens Fair for another weekend. I will be out of contact till Tuesday Dec. 8th. Please be patient & I will contact you just as soon as I am back in the office :) I’m almost fully packed. Just remembered to pack up some food too.

Tomorrow is our 1st year anniversary in our first house. I’m sorta sad to be away the whole day instead of celebrating with a big party.

Queen Victoria: ballgown bodice inprogress

I have to make up the sleeves, the back closure, and a few more bows but the ballgown bodice for the Queen’s gown is coming along nicely. It can’t be worn at Dickens Fair but I do have a few events coming up. It is made to tie in nicely with the skirt I wear at Dickens fair. The Victorians shared skirts between day and evening bodices as well. I’ll keep you guys updated once I know when & where I am making my appearances for the movie “The Young Victoria”.

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Estella’s bonnet: new ribbon, added decoration, & new shawl

I picked up this new-to-me shawl that I thought fabulously clashed with Miss Estella’s dress. The beautiful cravat that didn’t sell coordinated so well I had to sacrifice it for her bonnet.

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Dickens Fair: bonnets in progress

Preparation for Dickens Christmas Fair is well under way :) Made it through the first workshop weekend as well as dancing practice with the Prince consort(s) tonight. I wanted a fun project & these have been fun so far. I have one more I’ll probably work on this week.
Bonnets (along with the pattern changes for a bodice I helped drape for my housemate last night):
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