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Ninja_Poo
« on: November 02, 2008 05:03:49 PM »

For Halloween I decided to dress up as an Edwardian Lady, This came to pass with the help of Two Butterick patterns (4254 and 4954), a parasol, many hours of sewing, a few hours worth of cursing and crying, a couple hours of seam-ripping and resizing and 2 minutes worth of pinning back excess fabric with an antique-looking brooch.

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Trim

The Button I covered in the same fabric as the lining

Antique Lace I applied to the sleeves
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008 05:12:10 PM »

Beautiful work!  I hope you get another chance to wear it; it sure doesn't belong in the closet for ever and ever.
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008 05:26:42 PM »

i agree with TheMistressT - you have definitely got to wear that out some other time Smiley i love how the back looks, and also, kickass umbrella!
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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2008 06:06:15 PM »

That is a beautiful costume!  You got everything down to a T.
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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2008 06:33:36 PM »

that sewing was worth it
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2008 07:15:02 PM »

Why thank you  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2008 12:48:55 AM »

FTW!
ps you totally look like nicole kidman
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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2008 03:26:12 AM »

I loooove this! You always make things that I wish I could, lol!
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2008 05:03:44 AM »

Wow, you remind me of Peta Wilson in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: http://movies.about.com/library/graphics/theleaguepubl.jpg
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2008 10:17:59 AM »

Wow, it is really an honor to be compared to such tall strapping women as Peta Wilson and Nicole Kidman - I'm barely 5'5" though XD.
I've never actually seen the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but I want to see it  - I hear Sean Connery stars in it  Grin I have a weird little crush on him.
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2008 11:52:19 AM »

 Grin Great costume.....and you should see Extraordinary Gentlemen....fantastic movie and you do remind me also of Peta Wilson in that as well..... Wink Kiss
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« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2008 12:46:36 PM »

The costume is amazing, especially the skirt. I'm inspired to make this costume!! Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2008 01:05:21 PM »

The pattern for the skirt is actually very simple - it's just a basic pencil skirt with a flared, mermaid-y section sewn the the bottom edge of the pencil skirt.
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2008 02:04:58 PM »

Wow = great job on the outfit! Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2008 07:59:58 PM »

Stunning! You have to wear that again, it's totally wearable!
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« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2008 11:56:16 PM »

Awesome! I like simple. Thanks for the encouragement. What material did you use?
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« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2008 12:09:26 AM »

For the skirt I used a one-way stretch cotton-blend suiting, and for the jacket I used a stretchy cotton/ramie/spandex blend that kind of looked like shiny corduroy.
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« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2008 08:42:16 AM »

OMG, this is the bomb!  Shocked  I would so wear that to town!  I agree with all the previous comments, including the reference to Nicole Kidman! 
Your skill is amazing, is the lace at the cuffs attached?
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« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2008 12:14:53 PM »

OMG, this is the bomb!  Shocked  I would so wear that to town!  I agree with all the previous comments, including the reference to Nicole Kidman! 
Your skill is amazing, is the lace at the cuffs attached?

Yep, it's actually sandwiched between the lining and outer shell - I was supposed to gather it, but I was using an antique lace collar which barely made it around each cuff as it was.

And I do intend to wear the jacket out and about -  I put to much effort into it to retire it already.
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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2008 11:14:12 PM »

Incredible!  The suit is so flattering, so gorgeous!

You are the winner as far as I'm concerned!  (must go vote....)

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« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2008 09:05:40 AM »

Oooh I'm stoked now!  Right after I read this topic, I searched on ebay and found 1 pattern available for the outfit!  I bid on it and won!  I am so excited waiting for it to come in the mail!  And on Saturday while in Wallyworld, I found the perfect fabrics too!   Shocked
I'm sure it won't be as fabulous as yours, but I'm going to try!  Thank you again for all the info you posted, and especially for the inspiration!!! 

Hope you win too!!  Smiley
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