It is definitely one of her more 'sedate' gowns, with a lovely hairstyle to match. She is also seen in a brief outdoor scene sporting a matching hat:
Fabric: Moire taffeta for the gown and underskirt, silky solid for the hat covering.
Pattern: Simplicity 4092 as a base, with modifications to the sleeves and neckline.
Hat: A straw hat base ordered from a historical clothing site. It seemed way too big when I first started decorating it, but after it was placed over the wig with the dress, it all balanced out. I covered it with the mauve silky solid fabric and trimmed it out with pink dahlias, ruffled taffeta, and ostrich feathers.
Extras: Five covered buttons for the bodice, and lots of hand-ruffled, hand-frayed trim for the bodice and wrists.
Wig: 'Sweet Marie' by Rubies. It needed some styling and spraying with the white hair coloring, but the blonde was nice and soft...not too brassy. Very good for those more subtle hairstyles MA sports in the last scenes of the film.
Earrings: Glass pearl drops in white and pink. I had made them a while back, and they matched up well, so now they belong to this costume.
Shoes: Refurbished leather mules I bought for a buck at the local thrift shop. I covered them with a creamy velvety fabric and trimmed them out with ostrich feathers, lace, and leftover frayed ruffles from the gown. They are soooo comfortable!
Events: Dallas All Con 2011
Awards: 1st place-Historical Category, All Con Costuming Contest; Best in Show, All Con Costuming Contest (entered with Cassandra Munroe as a pair of Maries--we were stunned and honored!)