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Topic: New regency dress (pic heavy!)  (Read 2078 times)
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« on: April 06, 2010 12:52:57 PM »

I make costumes for LARP events and am attending an event set in 1823 next month. It's a royal wedding so a brand new pretty dress was needed.

This is what i came up with. It is at a stage i would call 'wearable' which means that on the outside it looks fine but on the inside, well it could do with a seam or two tidying up!

I love how it fastens down the back and the multi dart bust gives it just the right fit with a the slightly dropped empire waist (heading into the mid 1820s the wasit started to drop toward the natural waist line from the under-bust that had ben populat for the last 15 years or so).

I have no idea what the fabric is, its like some sort of silk dupion with embroidary, but i think it is synthetic. nice to sew but a little stuff at times. OK so on to the pics.

Here is the dress in the making w/out sleaves.

finished dress form the front

finished dress from the back

close up of the skirt gore with fringing

close up of buttons with 'modesty panel'
« Last Edit: April 08, 2010 11:19:38 AM by tarriknits » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2010 01:16:44 PM »

The color is so luxurious! Great job! Will you wear it on the street after your event?

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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010 05:41:42 PM »

I would love to see some shots ont the body. I looooooove the fabric. Wonderful job!

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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2010 12:48:13 PM »

The fabric is really beautiful and the dress looks amazing.

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2010 11:21:47 AM »

I won't get action pics until May when i will be in full costume.

The fringing makes it feel even more luxurious. I can't wait to wear it with all the accesories (gold shoes, big handpainted balck silk fan, matching back, hair done, gold jewelry. I will be the belle of the ball damnit!)
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010 02:04:45 PM »

that's gorgeous, I love that whole "Jane Austen" feeling of it
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