I was asked some time back to recreate Elizabeth Taylors’ outfit from the film ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ and no, not the slip, lol!
This is the white full skirted dress with the gathered bodice that she wears before all the slip scenes… (At least, I think it comes before!)
I have finished the ensemble, and shame on me, but I didn’t take much in the way of process pics on this project. I found the gathered sheer bodice overlaying a satin under layer to be a challenge (and a half, lol!) The gathered section has to be in exactly the right spot for the whole thing to look right. If it’s off, the whole dress looks wrong! At one point I had little failed white bodice bits all over my studio, yikes! Now that all of that is behind me I am very happy with the finished project. Sometimes in the middle it’s a dark and scary place…..BOO lol!
Here is what I was trying to emulate:
Along with the dress, I have made her little heart shaped crystal necklace, her pearl earrings, white belt, stockings, panties and garters!
Her is her garter, earrings and almost belt (the only real process pic I have)
I have sewn tiny pearl beads onto her lace topped stockings, so that the garter has something to actually attach to :o)
Here is her lingerie, before she gets fully dressed….
The panties are silk spandex! Lace garter and net seamed stockings complete her unmentionables!
Here she is all dressed. The ensemble is being modelled by my Silkstone Secretary Barbie, but is destined for an Elizabeth T Barbie.
It turned out well I think and the lingerie was fun! I might have to do that again, lol!
Thanks for reading, have a great weekend!