I wear a poet style hat with a gold metal snood crocheted
Detail of bodice
Detail of skirts
I found this brocade at
World Con and couldn’t resist! I friend calls this dress “the gown that
Christmas threw up on”. It has approximately 5000 pearls and 900 gems.
The underskirt and undersleeves are quilted
lame (cloth of gold). I stitched a 8mm pearl in each corner and set a 2mm
clear cabochon costume stone.
Down the front of the bodice and over
skirt I stitched metallic ribbon with a metallic braid on either side.
9mm cabochon ovals in 6 jewel colors in mounting were sewn on with a large
drop pearl in between. I wear a wide lace ruff and matching cuff
with this outfit.