NOT EVEN RESISTING ANY MORE..
So that red wig? Guess who has gotten her Carlotta on?
Inspired, yes, by Rachel Anne Moore’s interpretation (inspired by la Divina, Maria Callas) but also because the red dress Danielle Everette wore in Carlotta Side Story was just the most glamorous version possible (in part because she’s stunning and tall and so the lines all create this perfect vertical 188os silhouette- my legs are long so I can get a similar effect even if not as tall!)
Anyway. So I’ll be using my ruined Cleves gown velveteen for the velvet parts so as to recycle something I can’t wear now.
I also have 10m of magenta/fuchsia silk organza to turn into ribbon for the pleats.
And I’ll be making a second bodice for my Elissa gown.
And a fake head! Time to grab a male wig form and cover it with muslin! Opening cadenza at everyone!
So.. .. extra wear out of some of my projects 🙂
Hopefully I can do the bodice and wig soon and then the red dress next year.