I've called this dress the Periwinkle Princess....as it sounds much prettier than "The Shower Curtain Dress," though that would have caught your attention. It is indeed, a dress made primarily out of a shower curtain, with other draperies on top and underneath. But you'd never be able to tell!
My inspiration was this gorgeous dress from DearGolden, on etsy. (I saw it on pinterest).
So I set out with that in mind, and found lace shower curtains, a huge periwinkle organza curtain, and some lightweight satin for the trimmings. The satin was purchased at a fabric shop. Then I drafted a bodice for her, adding a top, since sleeveless would not have been appropriate.
Once I put the dress together, I realized the lace looked better underneath the organza, and not quite as harsh. With the lace on the outside it was rather overpowering. So underneath it stayed. Her skirts were so full I had to hand sew the bodice and skirts together-my poor sewing machine couldn't even fit the thickness!!
|her shoes are vintage velvet heels, with sparkly rinestones embeded all in them. drop dead stunning.|
|She helped sew the sash herself too. Which was nice :-)|
|Caroline has very long, thick hair. Not as thick as mine, but she has a lot more hair than I do! The french twist looked very elegant I think :).|