What Goes Around, Comes Around
Another Vogue Couturier #191 came to eBay, and this time, I got it! Some of you may remember way back to September when I started American Beauty - this was part of the original inspiration for the gown and was to be the pattern. I lost the auction (having to bow out at $85.00 or so), and hadn't seen it on eBay since. At least until last week. I had to pay dearly for it, but it's mine now, in the right size *and* it comes with the original embroidered sew-in label that says "Vogue Couturier". The seller even posted a picture of the back of envelope which shows the back of the gown, which I've never seen. The back has a deep u-shaped neckline, almost backless, much deeper than mine, but is sort of what I expected. I also expected to possibly see a bow or something else, but since it wasn't shown on the front of the envelope, it makes sense that the back was plain.
Parting Shots: Today I got the red lizard shoes back from having the heel taps replaced. They're surprisingly comfortable, with the arch support just in the right place for me. I find the arch support in some heels lacking, but these are really nice. You can tell from the second picture that they look great with modern jeans, too.
I didn't finish the Easter dress today, so I apologize for not posting about it. I will finish it on the bus and post about it tomorrow. I did get the necklace and earrings done to match the dress.
Tonight I'm headed off to the studio to work on a muslin for my Easter dress! It's just the bodice only, as the skirt is one of those really huge full skirts. I don't think that will be a fitting problem!