This is the first dress I can add to my stitcher portfolio.
This dress was made for Opera Theater St. Louis for the Opera "The Ghosts of Versaille".
The weird thing about being a theater stitcher is you never do anything from start to finish yourself. The costume designer for this play, James Schuette, handed our draper this ( [link]
) portrait of Marie Antoinette and some gorgeous fabrics and said 'make it'. The draper, Lee Viliesis, made the pattern.
With the exception of last-minute alterations, I constructed the dress. The dress has an underlayer of a pale gray silk. The overlayer I am not positive but I suspect if it wasn't all silk it was cotton with silk stripes. You can't see it, but the gray sash continues into a bow in the back. I had fun making it
I'm tempted to make myself one but I'm so tiny I don't think I could pull it off.
Photo: Opera Theater St. Louis
Model: Erin Holland ("Woman with Hat")
Note: Don't use as stock, not my photo, so I'm not sure it's allowed to be used in anything other than my portfolio