I am still in love with mail order patterns...so here is another one.
I made this dress especially for my trip to Bendigo, in country Victoria, to see the Grace Kelly exhibition. The fabric is vintage, and I made the corsage on my left shoulder using vintage buttons and wire edged ribbon. The hat is vintage also.
The mail order patterns seem so reliable to me, this one went together beautifully, and the fit is great. The dress has a very elegant look, and I felt I could channel just a little of Grace's style.
The exhibition was beautiful - there were many gowns, accessories, and an Oscar on display. The haute couture garments were varied, and stunning. They demonstrated Grace's ability to remain stunningly elegant whilst staying very current in her choices.
Dior, Chanel, Balenciaga were just a few of the amazing designers on display. Her two wedding outfits were displayed, and many garments from her movies.
Well worth the trip!