Only now I realize I haven’t written about attending carnivale in Venice last year as I finish putting away and start mending my garments from this years carnivale! I will have to go back and rectify this oversight.
One of the most frequently asked questions is how I can put together so many outfits for these events. To be honest, I can’t! I don’t have the time to make many new things for myself so I pull from my closet and restyle. Here I’ll show you the same gown restyled multiple ways for different events:
Costume College 2015: Original styling based off an extant gown:
Carnivale 2016 Atlantis party: Worn with eyelet petticoat and “coral” stomacher and headdress with glass Murano fishes
One of my best friends is also a lovely corset-maker, model, and one of my ultimate muses. Now there are plans for three corsets to make up a bouquet of roses but here is our final entry into the Foundations Revealed Competition this year.
The sleeves are finished with simple buttons with thread bars made from knotted embroidery floss sectioned into 3 strands and looped all the way through the interior of the fabric band for extra security. So much prettier than hook and eyes to me. Continue reading Purple Victorian Wedding Gown: thread loops