Saturday, January 19, 2008

My Preggo Ballgown

I had a fun red silk Regency gown made to wear to a ball three weeks before Q was born, and I was hoping to have a chance to wear it again. If all goes well, tomorrow is the day! How often to you get to say, "I wonder if my tummy is big enough to fit the dress?" Since I'm about 8 weeks earlier in pregnancy this time around, it's a little too long in the front, but probably not enough to be a problem.

Here are Swimmy and me in the gown. We're getting round.


Necklace to match.

Bodice detail. I love the beaded appliqu├ęs that my costumer sewed in.


And the tasseled sleeves.


We're going to a late Christmas party (originally postponed to early January as an Epiphany Feast, and then rescheduled again to this weekend) with old friends with whom we've danced and attended fancy dress balls around the world. Another couple has two daughters, one who is five weeks younger than Q and has been dubbed his future dance partner. They bought a new house this year too, and it will be the first time we get to see it. The costume theme is Kings and Queens, so happily, the Regency gown should be suitable. My underpinnings are decidedly non-historical, for comfort's sake, so hooray for costumes with no corsets!

10 comments:

ewe are here said...

Wow! What a lovely dress!

Damsel said...

Yes, you and Swimmy are getting round, but you look beautiful! What an awesome dress!

Bob said...

Nice matching necklace.

Cakie (last post) photo was priceless.

Momma to LG said...

Do you have shoes that are just a bit higher? That would help.

Mayberry said...

That is just gorgeous! What a treat to have an occasion to wear it again.

The clementines looked lovely too!

alyndabear said...

That is such a beautiful dress, and you look fantastic!

Christina said...

Beautiful dress! And I second the shoes - if you can handle slightly taller shoes, it would help with the length problem.

kittenpie said...

Aren't you going to be lovely in your belle-of-the-ball gown!

YF said...

OMG, I didn't realize that I had fallen so behind in my reading. WOW what a dress. MY gosh. Just amazing. How fun and cool... and lucky you are to get to wear that again! Very lovely. Very.

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