I wanted to make another Christmas Costume, and this year I decided to make something inspired by Angels. The idea is based around a Christmas Angel my family had when I was younger, it was lit from within with christmas lights and had a lovely glow.
I made my dress from organza, a few dozen yards of tulle, gold ribbon, wreath mesh, glittery garlands, fabric poinsettias, and LED lights. The method I used to make this dress is similar to how I made my flower dresses, just on a much larger scale.
It has a half circle base for the skirt, which is heavily embellished with all sorts of glittery things and finished off with four meters of LED lights. The lights were sewn on by hand, and the battery packs are stitched into pockets in the back seam.
The bodice is a simple fitted bodice, lightly boned with a lace up back and braided tulle neckline.
I have two blog posts about the process, along with two videos.