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Name of dress:  Beaded Ballgown
Made by:  Willow Gothard
Made for: Cristal Purr
Made with: white fabric, black and white lace, beads, white rosettes, small black ribbon, black velvet, feathers for the fan.


Cristal first made this elegant ballgown for the
The Masked Ball 2007

She wanted to set a bold statement by wearing a dress made entirely out of black and white.

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The skirt is the main feature of this ballgown, with its rows and rows of draped black beads which Cristal spent a full two weeks sewing layer after layer on. 


Using her considerable skills in beading from her sale of jewelry in her store, she managed to cover the entire skirt in black beads.
Needless to say, the skirt is very heavy.

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Following the theme of black and white, the finished hem of this magnificent skirt includes two different colors of lace. 

The black underneath and the white on top emphasize the contrast between the two colors.

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The small puffed sleeves are gathered on the face, ending in a small white rose with a black ribbon. 

The lace on the ends of the sleeves is white with a black trim.

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The neck is lined in a black velvet fabric, and three white roses set upon black bows line the front of the bodice. 

Such a fine touch of black and white elegance!

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Cristal carries a special fan that she made to match her dress wherever she goes in this gown.

The fan is made of black and white beads and feathers, sewn together and finished off by a matching white rose and black ribbon.

The fan is perfect for balmy evenings at garden balls like the masked ball.

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The headpiece for Cristal's gown was originally made for Sonja when hair adornments were all the rage. 

It has a black rim that fits the head like a beret, and on top of that are gathered poufs of various black and white ribbons and laces. 
The headpiece goes perfectly with Cristal's ballgown.

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The full ensemble is entirely elegant in black and white and earned Cristal a win as "most beautiful" along with Francisca Montoya at the Masked Ball.

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DISCLAIMER 
This website and it's contents are in no way officially related to Pleasant Company, American Girl, My Twinn, Magic Attic, Gotz or any of the companies mentioned on these pages. 
 
These pages are for the display of the private collection of the Gothard Sisters, and for the sale of certain homemade items which we have copyright over.