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« on: October 30, 2006 09:16:04 AM »

Here I am in all my glory.  I made everything you see except the wig and the stockings.  I did dye the feathers and do all the trims on the wig, as well as powder the wig (rather poorly).  I used a modifed J.P.Ryan pet-en-l'air/robe francaise pattern for the main robe and petticoat, a heavily modified Butterick pattern for the stays, and I used the instructions from www.marquise.de for the chemise, except with short sleeves and a stationary pleated neckline rather than a drawstring.  The embroidery on the stomacher is stemstitch and beads. The shoes are reconstucted to better resemble 18th century shoes, and I made little "diamond" shoe buckles.   My favorite part, though, is the necklace, which is beaded to look like blood droplets, and bears the legend "les permettre de manger du gateau".  That, of course, means "Let them eat cake."

And please pardon the slightly bemused expression and the more than slighly crooked trim on the skirt - 2 a.m. on one's birthday is not the best time to decide to craft...
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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2006 09:28:45 AM »

oh my, your costume is absolutely divine. very nice work.
how in the world do you dye feathers though?

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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2006 10:12:58 AM »

WOW. I looooove it, especially the little touches like the fleur de lis and the bloody ribbon choker!

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2006 10:27:14 AM »

Very awesome costume.

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2006 12:05:19 PM »

I totally admire that! I have one word for you and that is: AMAZING!

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2006 01:30:32 PM »

Oh, I love the bloody necklace... how did you make it?

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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2006 04:56:07 PM »

Fabulous work.  While the dress and shoes are wonderful, I'm especially impressed with the necklace - which is brilliant.  Have a very Happy Halloween!

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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2006 05:02:46 PM »

Holy crap that's amazing! How long did it take you to make that dress? man, I wouldn't be able to sew with that much satin, I'd scream! Everythign is perfect, you've made every little tough perfect! You're a very clever girl and I hope you win!

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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2006 05:06:39 PM »

amazing!!! i love it!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2006 05:55:18 PM »

Very very lovely dress!!  the blood-like necklace is nice halloweeny touch!

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