Gold Gown auction upcoming


A great Pretty Pretty Princess gownn or for a playtron or someone just starting out at Faire:

Detail shots of first dress going up for auction later tonight. I currently wear a size 8 pants and a size medium shirt and it fit with a 1.5″ gap in the photos- I am 5’5′ but the dress could be worn with a smaller hoop or a corded petticoat for a more Italian look and would be longer. It can also be let down a bit for length.

Details can be viewed in the Gold Gown set on Flickr

Current measurements of Bodice (largest is with full width of modesty placket included), bodice edges were folded over and grommeted to make smaller a few years ago):

Bust: 37″-41″
Waist: 29.5″-33.5″
Sleeves: 21.5″ in length, 16″ interior circumference at top of sleeve head
Wrist” 8.5″ interior circumference

Waist 28″-35″ (currenly has a big tuck taken in back to make it smaller)
Front length: 38.5″ (about 2″ in hemline has the trim so it could be let down)
Back length 41″ (looks like you could let out 2-4″ of hemline to lengthen).

The forepart is just safety pinned to a hoop.

The hoop skirt was something gifted to me and is not the perfect shape but it will be included if desired. It was made with a spiral bone going down it and elastic waistline which has a ribbon crudely sewn on to make it actually stay up!

My first ever gown – upcoming auction

When I was still in college my now Mother-in-law Ann made me a pink bog dress for Halloween. I went to my first Renaissance Faires in 2001. I was so proud of that pink dress she gifted me but she determined it was time for me to sew my own.

Gold gown with arch for sale

I wasn’t convinced by the colour gold but fell in love as I sewed it together. I’ll try to sift out original photos from when I wore it to Scottish events in Northern California in the early 00s. It was originally gold and burgundy. Through the years it has seen many alterations. Ann walked me through the entire construction. It was the first “gown” I had ever made. I had made doll clothing and stuffed animals up to that point and maybe an apron in home ec class in middle school.

Gold in Window for sale
“Looking forward, Looking back” Tavan Photography- I am wearing my first gown that started my adventure into starting my business making custom clothing peering into the front door leading to my new space at the Woman’s club in downtown San Jose.

The detail shots of the gown in its current incarnation are on Flickr. This gown and many other of my personal costuming will be sold on auction to help fund the move to my first non-home based work space!

Details on the auction, how to bid, and measurements of the dress forthcoming.