Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dress number 10

Last night I performed stories at Palm Key on Knowles Island. Palm Key is an amazing place surrounded by natural beauty and wildlife with lovely cottages that can be rented. Palmetto fronds dangle above the edge of the pond.
Views of the pond at sunset.
Palmetto trees outside of the building where the storytelling performance was held.
When performing I always set up with period specific items.

Antique photos, eye glass case, and card holder sit atop an antique leather hat case softened with bits of lace.
This is dress number 10 made by my angel of a friend, Christine. The fabric for the bodice came from a velvet curtain panel while the skirt fabric came from a shower curtain. This is what I call my version of the Scarlett O'Hara curtain dress:)
The tatted lace collar on the dress is antique. The fringe on the skirt was part of the shower curtain while the brown velvet roses were made with the leftover scraps from the bodice.

15 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your dress is gorgeous! I'm sure Scarlett would be envious! I've always been curious... are dresses like that very warm?

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I know it was a treat to get to wear it! It is gorgeous and you have a nice little figure :)
Did you have a nice audience?

Draffin Bears said...

Well you look amazing ~ love the dress and you would never have known that it was a shower curtain ~ wow.

What a wonderful evening it must have been with storytelling and all the period costume and opera glasses and props.

Hugs
Carolyn

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a marvelous dress your friend made you! This is right up my alley! You are a lover of fantasy I see! Well, I can't wait to see you at the theatre. You are going to look stunning Madame in your elbow length gloves! See you Saturday night and Cheers! Anita

sepiadreams said...

Hope the reading went well. Looking beautiful in your garb....Hope it was a success! Love Tiina....

Andrea said...

The dress is absolutely beautiful! Very pretty! How fun it must have been! I would have felt like I stepped back in time to wear such a beautiful dress. Blessings.

Fete et Fleur said...

What a wonderful dress. I love that you tell stories. What do you normally select to read or tell?

Nancy

lorhen82 said...

That dress is beautiful, and it just cracks me up that it was made from curtains and a shower curtain! That IS very Scarlett O'Hara! Love it! ~Lori

TattingChic said...

What a very lovely dress! It's exquisite! The collar looks like a very well done irish crochet to me, it's hard to tell for sure without a closeup, but what a beautiful outfit it is! I'll bet it is such a pleasure to come to one of your storytellings! :)

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh if your dress was green and gold, I'd swear you were Scarlett! Your angel friend is talented indeed...it is gorgeous!
I'd love to attend one of your readings, just seeing the pictures of your dress and props, I bet it is amazing to be there and listen to you read in person!
How inspiring!!!
Jodie
everything vintage

crochet lady said...

I was wondering what stories you told in your wonderful belle of the ball outfit.

The Rustic Victorian said...

The dress is amazing and you look great in it,,very authenic,,,I love story tellers, we have a festival of story tellers her in the fall,,I am sorry I missed the last one. I am enjoying your blog this early morning with coffee.
Marcie

Lady Laurie said...

Love your gown! I am a huge GWTW fan and this does remind me of her curtain gown!
That must be so much fun to perform, I would love to have a chance to play dress~up!

Stephenie said...

I just love that dress, you look amazing in it.. What a fun post, I love all the picures.
Stephenie

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

WOW!! Love that dress. You look beautiful in it. There is a husband and wife near me that completely restored an old victorian home. it is gorgeous... I always think they should have a blog! lol