However, thanks to the power of social media and Crystal prompting me to post....here are some pics of the Gown of Doom. I have never, ever spent that much time on any one piece, and I honestly hope to never do so again! (Although, I do have to say, I am kind of chuffed that I actually did it!)
(It's the red velvet gown worn by HRM on the left)
|Each of those black strips is applique, and 3 rows of gold couching - the middle section being looped - the texture is pretty cool, if I do say so myself! Her sleeves are also pinked.|
|It's a bit easier to see the loopy texture in this pic....|
|There are 3 (or 4?? I forget now...) large-scale applique and-couching patterns around the hem of the skirt|
All pictures courtesy of Jason Connor.