Lonnie recently received an invitation to attend a Charity Ball and according to her, she had "nothing suitable to wear". Whatever am I going to do with all these girls of mine? They will have me tied to my drawing board and sewing machine until I drop!!
As it is in this household, it's never just one outfit that's required . . . Antoinette insisted she needed a "special dress" for an occasion too! I asked her, "What occasion?" and she didn't have an answer to that, but I am sure she will come up with something sooner or later. :)
So, after a few quick sketches and selection of the appropriate laces and trims, we settled on their designs and these are the results of several days work.
Antoinette's outfit consists of floor length diamond tulle underskirt with lace trim at the hemline, then a peach embroidered black tulle overskirt and separate bodice. She also has a matching hair band which ties at the nape.
Lonnie's skirt is also two layers, however, it's stitched together as one. Her ankle length skirt is made with a layer of hot pink cotton/polyester fabric, covered with a layer of hot pink, pale pink and grey embroidered black tulle and a separate bodice.
The bodices are fully lined with white cotton/polyester fabric and both outfits close at the back with press studs (snaps) for ease of dressing.