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MirthFairy
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2008 07:21:55 AM »

For some reason, I see this paired with a skirt in plaid silk. Mmm...
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choleblack
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2008 10:02:54 AM »

Thanks for the compliments everyone. I'm determined to get plenty of modeling photos this weekend.

I'm still struggling with the petticoat color choice though. I think it's because I love the copper so much, I just don't want to see anything but copper, copper, copper!

Chole
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spicecarrie
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2008 10:58:32 AM »

Wow, this is gorgeous! Maybe a paler color for the petticoat? Just an idea, I'm sure you will pick the perfect color! Great job!
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kellynchi
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2008 01:41:08 PM »

beautiful sewing. thanks for sharing.
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birchhl
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2008 02:24:25 PM »

Beautiful work! My family has been in 18th century reenacting for at least a decade in the northeast. My mom currently is a sutler in the summertime. She would enjoy this Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2008 03:24:39 PM »

I'm totally in awe of your talent. Smiley
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zenthistle
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2008 04:28:14 PM »

i thinks it's pretty .. if hasn't been said.. I would think a green... would be pretty.. as the color of statue of liberty.. or a copper penny has oxidized would be lovely .. perhaps making a matching hat with  .. your new penny for trim.. to tie it all together.. I love haw copper changes color...
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sewluv
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2008 04:46:49 PM »

Looks beautiful! I think a flowered fabric with some of the same color would be pretty for the petticoat.
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choleblack
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2008 04:40:04 PM »

I've ended up (at least temporarily) going with some blue with gold undertone silk that I have in the stash for a petticoat. It works although I'm not convinced it's perfect just yet.

Thanks for all the compliments everyone.

Chole
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kahlan
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2008 07:34:48 PM »

It's lovely! I draped something similar for a class a few years ago, but yours is prettier. =)

You should also check out this book, just because it's gorgeous:
http://www.amazon.com/Haute-Couture-Pret-Porter-1750-2000/dp/9040092907
It has a number of beautiful Polonaise and Anglaise dresses. =)
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