In May, Mark and I were able to attend the Art Deco Preservation Ball at the Scottish Rite Center in downtown Oakland. It was a magical evening, and the experience rivaled that of making my gown for the event, which took a little over a month. I absolutely love designing and making historical dresses for art deco events.
Here are some photos of my dress in progress:
|I started by draping the gold brocade on the dress form front.|
I also decided to make a corset to wear under my dress. I really wanted the silhouette to be authentic. It was fun to make, however, I needed to add a stretch panel in the back as the original design was a little (ahem) small.
Here are some more photos from the event: