Saturday, April 19, 2014

Periwinkle Princess

I've called this dress the Periwinkle 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 :-) 
Bascha and I have been on a seamed stocking hunt for a while- on the lookout not for chintzy adult hose, but for true vintage kind. We have yet to find some. So, for the ball we drew our hose on in the same fashion n which we draw them for WWII reenacting. And it worked out well.

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 :).
That's my last dress post! Bascha will post hers soon (yay!!) So keep watching. I'm currently in the midst of making an in depth tutorial for a vintage inspired bathing suit too, so when I come back from Charleston in a few weeks you'll have something new to look at :-)



  1. You did such a good job with the trimmings and everything! And ALL those dresses! :O GOOD JOB!


    1. haha, thanks Ruthie :D Its fun to do more than one get to try different things :)

  2. Oh wow, it's so lovely! I love the skirt trim, it looks vaguely 1860s but in a retro way. Great job!

  3. Hi! You are finally back :-) So you are alive ;-) I have checked your blog a lot, but there was just "Happy birthday, Theresa!" for a long time. Nice to see you on pictures again! Good luck with your projects in 2014!!!

    1. I am alive! Alive and well too, at the moment :D Thank you!

  4. Oh my goodness! You are so creative! I just found your blog through your comment on our blog. :D I think I'm going to be a new follower!


    the Middle Sister and Singer

    1. Aw, thanks Brigid! I've read your blog for so long, and told all my friends about it :) we love your style! And Bascha and I would be more than thrilled if you followed us :)