Wednesday, August 22, 2007

More of my Forest Fairy

I had an email asking for more photos of my Fall Forest Fairy and some questions about the dress. The dress was made from a polyester shantung type fabric with an oversized print of fall foliage. The back was shirred for a snug fit. The skirt is a balloon-style. The bodice had silk leaves sprayed painted in copper, gold and bronze arranged on it. Then a layer of copper metallic netting was put over the top and the piece was randomly quilted with copper metallic thread. Then charms, beads, sequins, buttons and such were hand-stitched to the bodice. There was a shawl that was attached at the hip on one side and then wrapped around the shoulder and the other end was tucked into a fall foliage wrist corsage. The elaborate headpiece was made just as you would a floral arrangement on a styrofoam base. It features a bird nest, fall foliage, a fabric bow and copper wire wrapped branches. The model's name is Karess. She goes to my church and isn't she adorable!?

I no longer have enough of this fabric left to recreate this piece. However, I might be able to make something similar with a different fabric. If you're interested in custom work, contact me at I also do Christmas special occasion dresses for girls as well.


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Oh that costume is absolutely amazing! That must have taken forever to create. The pictures are just stunning, WOW!

Bejeweled said...

WOW! OK, can I say that again? Wow!!! Fabulous dress and the photography is magazine perfect! I love all the other costumes you posted below too. What an talented designer you are!

faerie enchantment said...

This costume is absolutely gorgeous and enchanting! You did an amazing job!