Princess Shiloh learned about the Civl War Ball about a year ago.
It’s become an obsession, or a dream.
She can’t stop talking about it.
I, on the other had, was dreaming about how much a dress would cost!
The registration fee was only $42.
Dresses online, for that era, were about $300.
Then, I had a brilliant idea.
My dear friend, Melanie Hutchinson, used to create costumes.
After living in India for 10 years, she has now moved to Loveland, CO.
In fact, we attended 3 craft shows together this year and have had such fun together.
So, I asked her.
She first came December 12-13 to choose fabric and sew the bodice.
She came back December 26-27 to complete the dress.
Melanie is an artist!  This dress is perfect.
Shiloh looks lovely!
The Ball is January 14th and she’s ready to go!