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« on: May 30, 2010 01:37:19 AM »

ETA: Posted a more complex Halloween version of this costume here.

A recent recon, made from the remains of a vintage Gunne Sax wedding dress, t-shirt scraps, and a small army's worth of antique handkerchiefs and buttons. (Edited to add detail shots of the bodice and bloomers; still need to come up with a photo of the whole outfit in action.)



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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2010 02:09:22 AM »

You look amazing!  You have done a great job, looking forward to see the detail.  I love your arm joint ink (not the right phrase probably but you know what I mean!)  It looks spectacular.  My favourite part of the bodice is the placement of the buttons, lovely!
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2010 05:53:58 AM »

Very beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2010 06:26:27 AM »

This looks soo beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2010 11:02:10 AM »

That is super pretty! Totally love your hair too! Reminds me of Tori Amos.
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2010 12:44:43 PM »

That is super pretty! Totally love your hair too! Reminds me of Tori Amos.

Thank you! While it didn't take *quite* as long as the dress, it did necessitate running errands with a zillion pin curls on my head!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2010 01:16:51 PM »

You look amazing!  You have done a great job, looking forward to see the detail.  I love your arm joint ink (not the right phrase probably but you know what I mean!)  It looks spectacular.  My favourite part of the bodice is the placement of the buttons, lovely!

Thank you, so much!

The best part about the buttons, I think, is their origin--they came from my grandmother-in-law's sewing kit, and at least some of them had belonged to her mother before. My mother-in-law doesn't sew, so she offered them to me; the dress was inspired in large part by my trying to figure out a way to use them that would do them anything approaching justice.

The hinge joints are the only part of the get-up I can't honestly take credit for--those were all The Spouse and his magical sharpie!
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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2010 04:38:43 PM »

Gorgeous.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2010 05:15:21 PM »

This post makes me think of The Dresden Dolls.

Absolutely love it.
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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2010 05:19:47 PM »

that looks awesome , great job
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