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    Better Late than Never!

    My dear friend Delaenya was very patient this year when I got sick, and could not finish her new dress for Dickens on the Strand last year.  Now, having more time, I have been finishing it up.  Here you can see the inspiration picture as well.  I won't do a diary of this, because I just can't remember now. :-) 

    I made it from a really pretty cut cotton velvet with linen back fabric, in shades of brown and orange that I found at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.  My original intention was to make a bustle coat with it, but Delaenya like the fabric a lot, so now it is a dress!  I mixed it with a woven blended fabric in shades of orange, and the pleated trim is linen. 

    I have an enormous weak spot for polonaises, and this came out really cute.  I may need to have one!

    There are a few more pictures on flickr, and I will add more once it is complete!

    Reader Comments (2)

    Kelly it looks great and Delaenya will look fabulous as usual. I can so see her in these colors.

    April 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDonna

    Thanks Donna. I love the colors,too. You should see the super cute little leather top hat she got from Paloma to go with it.

    April 7, 2010 | Registered CommenterKelly Cochran

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