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« on: April 22, 2009 02:47:01 PM »

I'm currently studying Fashion Design in college and in April my school had their first Victorian Fashion Ball. Many fashion majors made their dresses. Here is a picture of mine that was made using a simplicity pattern and an applique from an old prom dress.




Here are some pictures of the ball and the "real victorian" dancing, lol.





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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009 03:05:59 PM »

oh hay, i like your dress....


and dare i say that girl in the 4th picture down in teal has a pretty nice dress as well... Wink


but seriously, i do really like yours! you did a great job!
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009 03:07:16 PM »

Cool! Good use of the applique. Was it fun swishing around?
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009 03:23:44 PM »

I agree, the girl in the teal dress looked amazing Smiley
And yes, it was tons of fun swishing around in the skirt  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2009 03:38:18 PM »

these are so pretty
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009 03:47:06 PM »

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Your dress is qute lovely, and I'm surprised at how well the applique suits it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009 03:50:42 PM »

What a perfect fit for that applique? Simply beautiful.

I like the teal dress... I like the bustle on the red and black one in the 3rd pic too. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009 04:55:19 PM »

Your dress is gorgeous, as are they all. It seems a shame that the soiree had to be held in a gym. The costumes would have been perfectly set off by a more elegant location, but I guess elegant locations don't come cheap.
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009 06:15:07 PM »

The applique looks like it was made just for this dress. The pleats are very nice. You did a wonderful job. I am really nosy and want to know what type of under-garments you had under this. Was it a petticoat and did you have to make that also? The simple accessories of the pearl necklace and bracelet with the gloves and fan really added to the outfit. Your outfit really suited the fancy ball of that era.
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« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009 06:46:10 PM »

Thank you to all of you Grin

As for the undergarments, I wasn't as historically accurate as I could have been. I wore a corset (which I also made), shorts, and a hoop skirt. I knew a few other girls that wore bloomers, stockings, and things of that nature.
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