This new addition to the Fall 2020 line took few steps to make.
I made the bottom pleated part a while ago and ment for it to go to another dress. The dress was never done and the bottom part was lying on my sewing table for months.
When I started introducing the gols to the collection I knew that I wanted to use that part in a dress, but could not decide how.
Then when I got a new book about the costumes in the Brooklyn Museum seeing the cover i knew which way to go.
The cover had a Charles James dress. All pleated around the torso.
I decided to use the pleated part as a bottom of a dress, and the top will be strapless fitted bodice, all done in gold organza, and then all pleated over the torso part.
I had no idea on how to go about the pleating over the dress.
I tried few methods and finally came with the right way.
It took a lot of pinning and hand sewing to get the right results.
It worked and the results are here.
The dress is lined with gold organza, closes with a zipper in the back.
The dress will fit most 16" dolls.
The outfit comes with gold boots, yes, this time I am adding the shoes.
The jewelry and the tulle scarf, even though I added it as a prop for the photo shoot..
The tulle for the headdress is not included I used pieces of tulle to create it, unless you ask for it.
If interested send me a note when you purchase the outfit.
Hope you like the results.
Comments are welcomed.