WASHINGTON, DC — The Pence women have revealed some of the handmade gowns they are wearing this week in Washington.
During the Indiana Inaugural Ball Thursday night, Mike Pence’s wife, Karen, along with their daughters and daughter-in-law donned dresses designed and made by the group of Hoosier women.
Dressmakers Sarah Knochel, Joyce Hittesdorf, Donna Christian, Cathy Runion, Whitney Luckenbill and Ellen Blacketer made the dresses out of a small shop called “Something Wonderful” in Broad Ripple. They were sworn to secrecy on the designs until Thursday night.
The women will wear the second set of dresses at the Presidential Inaugural Ball Friday evening
Karen Pence’s dress: “French Chantilly lace bodice with square cut sleeves attached to an all over embroidered silk skirt and accented with a mocha satin belt. The bodice was embellished with hand appliqued lace scallops to follow the shape of the neckline and sparkles with many very small sequins. The 4 inch wide horsehair hem sewn by hand supports the 5 yard span of silk, making it float softly across the floor.”
- Charlotte Pence’s dress: “Black satin sheath dress with mermaid flounce and detail of geometric lace.”
- Audrey Pence’s dress: “Antique rose burn out velvet strapless gown with skirt drape of English netting.”
- Sarah Pence’s dress: “Bodice of metallic gold and black brocade with raglan cut arm holes and a full black silk taffeta ball gown skirt. More silk creates a cumber-bun effect on the hips and a gold metallic petticoat can be seen beneath the skirt hem.