Where it all begins
Credit: Martha Cerna / KENS 5
For the court of the Order of the Alamo, who have been selecting Fiesta royalty since its 1909 inception, the process actually originates on the desk of the mistress of the robes. She works with the court artist to come up with the court's Fiesta theme. The artist puts the designs on paper and then the drawings are presented to the Order and the designers at an August "sketch party."
Then the individual dressmakers are selected.
"Techniques are different," says Eversberg. "They are the artists who take it from the flat paper and give it their artistry."