It just arrived, and I had to show you! Please forgive the backdrop!
My Dress For A Wedding from Upstaged of Leeds.
It is a 1950's "tulip" dress with a label saying it was "styled by Paul English". The fabric is a shimmering brocade which goes from midnight blue through purple to pink for the roses. I think I will get away with my red shoe-boots as they have pink binding on the roses and round the ankle.
The dress has a stiff underlayer to give that shape. I might add a short net petticoat . It has been altered in the past and the seam above the waist is just tacked closed at the moment. I need to take it in a couple of inches, but it's not going to be difficult, as it has the original stitching lines to follow.
Now I just need to knit a shawl....!?!