belle wedding dress

okay, so I found this dress on pinterest & I think it is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. I want to keep a tab on it for the future because it is basically my dream dress… DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS DRESS?! LIKE WHO IS THE DESIGNER???? I haven’t been able to find anything

message me?! REBLOG … hopefully someone will know…

Details of a Victorian dress, 1871.

    This dress belonged to Sarah Belle Fulton Tootle, and according to family legend, she wore it as her “going away” dress - the dress she wore to depart on her honeymoon - on her wedding day in September 1871. 

    The dress is made from a light-weight cream colored wool.The style is perfectly up-to-the-minute, as Harpers Bazaar of winter, 1871 was showing belled sleeves becoming fashionable again. 

    The sleeves are hemmed inside with a band of satin ruffles to help the sleeve keep its full shape. 

    The dress is machine sewn, unlined, and the bodice closes in the front via concealed hooks. 

The faux buttons down the front are covered with crochet.

    A clothing historian who examined this gown noted the slight variation in shade of the fabric and speculated that it may have been remade from a dress dating from about a decade earlier.

    This dress is currently on display in the Ross County Historical Society of Chillicothe, Ohio.

“Rose Petals” - Digital Oil Painting

While I was working on my previous painting, I figured as long as I was painting fantasy wedding gowns, I would take the opportunity to redesign Belle’s wedding dress as well. I wanted her dress to look like the petals of a rose. Originally, I wanted the ombre effect to go red to white, but it looked a little too gothic for Belle, so I went with pink. I hope you like it!

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Several months late, I know, but here is the finished ice and snow dress! Four thousand beads have been stitched into the fabric, and I’m so glad to finally be able to show this to you all!✨✨

I have to admit, this was not my favourite garment, but it’s still dramatic and pretty, so that’s all that matters. I’m looking forward to starting a new project with you soon, so stay posted for the next gown!!