How to recreate a Charles Worth gown, step #1: Who wore it better, Empress Eugenie or Madame Rimsky-Korsakov?

 

How to recreate a Charles Worth gown, step #2: Find $2,000. wedding dress for $150 at consignment store!

 

How to recreate a Charles Worth gown, steps #3-8: remove flowers, measure quadrants, pin, tack gathers, make bows, sew on bows.

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How to recreate a Charles Worth gown, steps #9 – 54: use hem fabric to make décolletage drape & sleeves, add more bows, fit, cut off train, attempt to breathe calmly. Feel deep gratitude for Alison Balis & all her hard work.

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How to recreate a Charles Worth gown, step #55: Put it on stage!

Ginger Costa-Jackson and Adam Fisher Photo by Kathy Wittman