Queen of Black Diamonds I

The second look Threnody in Velvet did up for me was my Queen for my Martin Casino theme. Not many people have noticed but all the cards in that campaign have black diamonds instead of red on the cards… Sneaky sneaky…

queen of diamonds logo

Photographer: Iberian Black Arts
Model: Threnody in Velvet
Corset: Laurie Tavan
Panties & garters: Night of Laur by Laurie Tavan
Crown: Mirjam Lehtonen Costumes
Neck & wrist Ruffs: Ann Tavan

B&C Plaid Victorian- ballgown bodice

I still have to sew the skirt top to the waistband and add the bertha actually onto the ballgown bodice, and and… design the day bodice. But we do have the go ahead from Liz Martin, the costume director, to make a day bodice and word from the higher ups that they are interested in seeing what it does in the Dickens light before making a decision. I was making it to wear to a Gaskells ball but now it will get more use if Queen Victoria can wear it. If not, I still love it.

I decreased the volume in the bottom tier & raised the patterning a bit on the upper tier so the trim was a bit further down. I think it looks more spiffy this way :) Thanks for all the advice so far.