Hidden under their lovely green capes :) You can see how pretty the fabric looks on the skirts. I’ll have to see if someone will let me repost some images of the gowns at Fezziwig’s warehouse or the Green man Inn where the girls remove their outdoor coverings.
The goal of this project was to make gowns for two growing young girls which could be altered to fit for a second year. They were worn in Jan. 2010 for a ball and now will be worn for Dickens Christmas fair. So we first adjusted the sizes around and lengthwise. I left growth pleats in the skirt for this purpose and extra fabric in the seam allowances for the bodice changes. Then we added longer sleeves. Here is one of the gowns (I forgot to photograph the other before it walked out the door):
The girls are so precious and oh so prim and proper (most of the time). Just wait till you get to the cute outtakes. Yes the Princess Royal turns into a zombie nearing the end of the shoot.
I have to say, these two young ladies really impressed me. They did 3 hours including hair, make-up, costuming and a photo shoot. Then popped aprons over their dresses, ate dinner, and headed out with their Grandma to meet me as their mama at the ball Continue reading Princess Victoria & Alice: preview & outtakes :)