Sunday, 3 April 2011

eugene onegin costume

My handmade costume based on an original 1954 Motley design for Sadler's Wells: a singer for the opera Eugene Onegin. Made with midnight blue cotton velvet with silk velvet piping and buttons. It has hand made lace at neck edge (handmade by a lovely lady in Peru, bless the peruvians!), gigot sleeves with satin under sleeve, copper silk dupion belt and cuffs and pearl beadwork on bodice. The dress was based on an original 1830s pattern (although you can see the 1950s sweetheart neckline influence!) complete with handmade undergarments: a steel crinoline, quilted petticoat, and corded and quilted corset based on original 1840s corset.