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« on: November 03, 2009 06:13:20 PM »

So! Halloween costume, 2009, here goes.

I decided I wanted to be a character from a masquerade ball. Think secret princess that sneaks off every night to go dancing with her sweetheart. So I decided I had to have a floorlength ballgown, complete with princess points over the hands and a sweetheart neckline.

This pattern was created entirely by me, so if you want it, I can always add a tute. The skirt was simply 2 metres of the blue satin, gathered. it closes by a zipper and hook and eye up the back. took about 4 metres total.

And without further ado, onto the pictures.

Full costume, I did not make the cloak, but I did make the mask.

Without the cloak. I promise I don`t look this silly usually. There are darts up the front, back and from the sides of the bosom.

The sleeves, closeup. Some really complicated facings and attachment techniques to get this effect, but I`m pleased with it.

And the wrist side of the sleeves.

And lastly my mask. Blue satin on one side, and black wool from another project on the other. ribbon closure. And it`s honestly not that wonky, it was hard to photograph. Also, the fuzzy appearance is from the black wool on the other side.

Thanks for looking, C&C welcome. Again, I`ll post a pattern if anyone would like it.

*HELP* When I tried to rotate pictures, it would rotate the frame dimensions, but not the picture. So my sideways long pic would become tall, but the image would stay sideways. any ideas how to fix that?*

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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2009 11:24:14 PM »

Beautiful gown and mask!! If I knew how to sew, I'd ask how you made the dress Smiley Great job  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2009 09:15:15 PM »

Ooh... masquerade balls are one of my favourite things (er... in theory. I suppose I've never actually been to one Wink). The sleeves of the dress are my favourite part, but adding the cloak on top really made the costume. Good work.

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