Many, many of the pictures I've received have been beautiful costumes worn by very pretty ladies. So, that's my theme for the day.
Lily from Legend - Simplicity 2573. "Lots of hand detailing and hand sewing went into this to make it screen accurate, but the pattern was fantastic and required very little alteration. The under dress is made from a really neat slinky fabric with a slick texture and great drape - I am so thrilled I found it because it's perfect for the costume. The neckline is sewn over with a blanket stitch, and the sleeves feature hand sewn eyelets and hand stitched gold cord trim along the edges. The over dress is made from a gorgeous buttercream yellow sateen. The shoulder straps are decorated in tiny white and iridescent pearl flowers, leaves, and rhinestones. The sleeve straps are decorated with some sequin and bullion trim I've had for several years and rhinestones and gold cord. The long sleeves and bodice are lined with a straw colored lining fabric to match. The bodice features hand sewn gold cord, beads, and various flowers and hand cut leaves. The lacing holes at the bodice front are also hand sewn. The belt piece is hand beaded with smooth and rough purl gold bullion, sequins, and beads. The dress also has two lengths of sequin trim at the front with two gold diamond-shaped tails and fringe.
I hand beaded the necklace using bugle and seed beads, and a heart button with hanging pearls, and the earrings with pearls and bicone beads. The crown/snood is made from a length of flat ribbon wire coated with hot glue for shape and painted gold. The netting portion is gold embroidery floss and each intersection is hand tied. I then added some super sparkly gold flowers with rhinestone centers to the front and back barrette. Not seen in this picture are the shoes - red suede with gold design painted on using glitter glue. And I have the ring, but it's also not pictured here."
I own so many of your patterns but I've only made 1! The Tudor gown! And can I say I'm in love with it. Still my go-to for any Renfaire and the pattern was perfectttttttt! I have the French hood as well, however I haven't finished