Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wedding Dress, Twelve Years Later

I need to wear a white ballgown for an upcoming concert, and fortunately, my wedding dress is in the style of an 1840's gown. And it fits!

At least it fits for standing around. I'm not sure how well I'm going to last wearing it for aerobic activity. My body is not the same dimensions as it was before having two children (I seem to have increased the Pamela Anderson-type attributes), so I'm not sure just losing a few pounds will make enough of a difference. We shall see.

In any case, for you costumey types, my gown is silk organza over silk dupioni, with champagne-colored hand embroidery and ribbon-work. In keeping with period character, the waistline is cartridge-pleated and the bodice is closed with hooks and holes, instead of my usual quick-change velcro secret. That means I need help getting in and out of it, unlike the big red dress, which I can manage entirely by myself.

P.S. If you're in the Bay Area and need a costumer, I'll send you an intro to the wonderful woman who made this gown, the red one, and many others.


mayberry said...

How fun to have a reason to wear your wedding dress again--and better yet, still be able to get it on!

Bob said...

Looking good, the camera in the picture looks a little odd with a 1840 period gown. Ha Ha.

Magpie said...

Wow. That's some dress.

Anonymous said...

My 2-year-old just pointed at your photo and said, "Princess". :)