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seamshistoric
« on: April 17, 2007 10:17:16 PM »

Here's the fashion plate I worked from:


And here's my finished dress:




And artsy:



There are a lot of differences between the fashion plate and my dress, but it was a great source of inspiration all the same.

Read more about it at my website!
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2007 10:27:25 PM »

wow thats looks really great ...
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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2007 10:57:50 PM »

That is amazing!  I love the little fabric-covered buttons, they are a great touch that make it look so finished.
I think I like your version better than the inspiration one, the fabric is prettier!
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2007 11:18:47 PM »

wow that's great! It must have taken quite some time to finish! It looks fabulous on you too! Nice work
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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007 11:58:34 PM »

That is gorgeous.
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PetraDae
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2007 12:56:51 AM »

All I can say is  :oWOW Shocked!!
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2007 01:15:24 AM »

That's fantastic! I'm guessing machine sewed or did you hand sew for authenticity?
Is it heavy?
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Donella
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2007 02:19:45 AM »

You did an amazing job! I checked out your profile and your other topics. You make a lot of beautiful historic costumes! Do you have any training in historic costumemaking?
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2007 02:52:08 AM »

That's fantastic! I'm guessing machine sewed or did you hand sew for authenticity?
Is it heavy?
I'm not crazy enough (yet) to handsew an entire dress! lol. The only things I handsewed were things like attaching trim.
I estimate there's 6 1/2-7 yards of fabric in this dress. Heavy enough when you pick it up, but the undergarments help support the weight when wearing it.

You did an amazing job! I checked out your profile and your other topics. You make a lot of beautiful historic costumes! Do you have any training in historic costumemaking?

Nothing beyond what I've taught myself, I'm afraid ^^; I do want to learn more professional techniques, especially pattern drafting though.
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2007 03:48:41 AM »

Whoa!  You did such an awesome job!  I can only imagine how hard you must have worked on this!  You should get a job making costumes for plays or something, cause you'd totally rock at it!
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