Barefoot Sewing

Formal Ball Gown

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Formal Ball Gown

This ball gown, made for Naka-Kon's formal ball in 2015, was designed by the client. The ribbons posed an interesting challenge, as I had to find something that would stand straight up without support. I ended up using wired ribbon with the wire removed, because the sturdy edging helped the ribbon keep its curled shape, but the wire itself would have snagged the delicate satin.