Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Belle of the Ball


After a few sneaky peeks on instagram, and my creative space, I can't believe that it's taken me this long to do the big reveal.


Carly asked me to keep it a secret until after the ball...


I've totally fallen in love with diamante trim. I'd like to hand stitch it onto all my garments from now on....and the merino was a dream to sew with (fabric and trim both from Clegs)


Carly had very particular needs for this garment.

It needed to be warm (hence the merino), the underside had to be soft against her delicate skin (we chose a soft cotton flannelette), and it had to be hands free and easy to take on and off at the ball depending upon the temperature.

I was a bit scared cutting into the $80 per metre fabric so I made a couple of calico mock ups first just to check the fitment etc.


Here's the finished outfit just before the ball. Carly bought her dress at Macy's in NY. It's totally gorgeous!


I love this photo of Carly, Layne and Carly's mum at the ball



And..... there was much excitement about INXS at my place again last week.

Before Carly headed to Sydney, I gave her one of my INXS DVD's to take to the ball just in case Kirk happened to be there (thinking I could get his signature).

Well, Carly told Layne about me being such a huge fan, so she took the DVD and gave it to Kirk and they ALL SIGNED IT!!! (well except for Garry Gary Beers but that's OK).

I didn't know any of this until it landed in my letterbox last Wednesday. Second best surprise ever!!! (because the Kirk phonecall was first). Phew!


11 comments:

nicole kane said...

ooooh it's GORGEOUS!
and looks like it fits perfectly :D

Leonie said...

Beautiful! it looks gorgeous on her.

Cath said...

Oh, love the diamante trim! Beautiful! Great scoop with the signings too!

Chiara Z said...

Love the combination of soft matte merino with the sparkly trim--it looks fantastic!

m.e (Cathie) said...

gorgeous Cam! I just want to reach into the screen and touch it!

Dianne said...

Gorgeous & glamorous, and the diamontes make the whole outfit just "zing"!!!

Lien said...

Went perfectly with her dress. I'd freak out about $80p/m fabric too. I have a friend who is a Cliff Richard fan. Her husband got him to write her a card for their wedding. She was totally over the moon.

Larissa said...

You're right about the diamante trim, it's gorgeous and finishes off the garment so well. The finished item looks so comfy and Carly looks so happy in it!

Michelle said...

Aw! What a sweet end to this story!!

jennie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Cam!
And so is Carly's dress and shoes!!

Miss Prudence said...

Carly looks stunning - I have read some of her articles in Divine - she looks so happy, lucky gal with Kirk!!!