O Royal Treasure

O Royal Treasure is a stunning gown designed and made by Resa McConaghy. It is a tribute to Canada’s 150th birthday and also to Ralph at Bluefish Way, so this gown is all kinds of lovely! I hope you enjoy Resa’s newest gown ♥

Art Gowns

Were you ever impassioned to make an Art Gown from 150 O’s?

Yes! Then you probably know this year is Canada’s 150th birthday.

In 1967, Canada was 100 years old. Our national anthem is “O Canada”. In celebration, Joyce Wieland created a famous lithograph of O’s formed by her red painted lips.

Yet, this is the Art Gown dedicated to Ralph from Bluefish Way, and Ralph lives in Spain. Ah, but he lives in Cañada del Real Tesoro, Spain. Canada/Cañada – it was a thrilling discovery.

According to Mini-Me, Ralph, and what Belen Soto told me, it means Path to the Royal Treasure.

Turned out the path to O Royal Treasure was a 4 month trek.

150 flowers were created. Using a dinner plate, and 2 different sized saucers. I cut out 150 circles, gathered the edges, & drew them  into flowers. I painted my lips red, formed an…

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22 thoughts on “O Royal Treasure

  1. Thank you so much, Christy! This reblog was the most lovely surprise. It took me 2 months to make all those flowers. Big hugs, and I hope you’ve had a fab long weekend! xx

  2. Gorgeous gown! Looks so simple, understated, yet so elegant and detailed. Am curious, made with yet another fast disappearing, being forgotten, satisfying, non-wasteful, practical skill, as in ‘hand dress-making”?

    • Hello! Yes, this dress is completely made by hand. It’s one of the reasons they take so long to build. It is also very difficult to find anyone who can really build using a sewing machine. Seems all that’s left around are dry cleaners alterations, a few tailors, and of course factory assembly line sewing.

  3. Hello dear Christy 🙂

    I am sure that Resa will be thrilled with your reblog my friend. She is so talented that everyone should see this gown and all the others she has created. You are helping her to do just that.

    Big hug. Ralph xox ❤

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