Last night I had another opportunity to model for the costume painting class at the Nevada Museum of Art. I wore my new "Robe Royaliste," a dress I made, erm, a couple months ago, but hadn't had the chance to wear.
One good thing about wearing a new gown to sit still in for three hours is that you learn very quickly what needs to be adjusted. I'm really happy with how this test-dress turned out, *but* the armscyes are too small! It felt like someone was sticking a butterknife in my armpits all night! Easy fix, thank goodness, and certainly one to be made before wearing this gown for a full day. The sleeves are also too tight through the elbows...not such an easy fix, but I'll see if i can fenagle any extra room out of the seam allowances..they only need about 1/4" extra to be far more comfortable.
Anywho, I hope you enjoy these photos, as much as I enjoyed watching the artists work :-)
|The artist who drew this always does amazing work. She flatters!|
|This was also the first time out for the restyled hedgehog wig an ginormoid Gainsborough hat, which really isn't that big, now that I see pics of it...|
|I really like this artist's work - I think she looks like Greta Scacchi is "Jefferson in Paris."|