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Topic: Victorian Ballet. Oh, how I love ruffles and lace! (with pictures)  (Read 16833 times)
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« on: July 02, 2010 08:45:34 AM »

So, I may be disqualified since I made more than one dress, but I couldn't help it! I used lace sheets and cotton sheets for the entirety of the dresses! My models are some of my best friends, all ballerinas, so I thought it would be nice to shoot them in the dresses by a lake in their pointe shoes.
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010 08:47:43 AM »

very pretty!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2010 08:52:50 AM »

Those are lovely.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2010 08:55:28 AM »

These are gorgeous. I love the photos; they have a sort of storylike quality to them (young ballerinas escape their matronly guardian for a day of frolicking in the park, perhaps?)
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2010 09:00:21 AM »

Lovely Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2010 09:02:43 AM »

Wow..those are amazing!  I thought they were wedding dresses at first!  Very pretty and the photoshoot was a great idea!  Accentuates the dresses very nicely!
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2010 09:04:04 AM »

They look like swans. So gorgeous. They look like they'd even be comfortable.
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2010 09:21:54 AM »

well done!  they are gorgeous!
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2010 09:54:31 AM »

inspired Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2010 10:23:58 AM »

These are beautiful!
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2010 10:26:24 AM »

Stunning!
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2010 10:32:44 AM »

Thank you for all of the positive responses! You have no idea how rewarding they were to make as well! Let me know if you need any tips, or how tos if you want to make some of your own!
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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2010 02:31:22 PM »

Lovely work! I've never ever seen lace bedsheets in my life. Where do you get them??
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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2010 02:59:55 PM »

Wow!!! Gorgeous dresses and the pictures look amazing!
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2010 06:11:11 PM »

Lace bedsheets are so rare, I know! I found one at a thrift store in town and my grandmother had one. So, pure luck! It would take some digging but I bet you could find them at a thrift store!
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« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2010 09:50:36 PM »

Beautiful dresses. I've always loved ballet, so the en pointe shoes just make this for me.
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« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2010 08:06:03 AM »

Love the lacy look. Perfect for a stroll in the park.
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« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2010 10:51:16 AM »

i looooove these!!!!!!  they are so amazingly pretty and whimsical and fairy-like!!!  it's pretty much like you made the dresses of my dreams.  if my dreams took place in a lovely English garden with Hugh Jackman and baby animals and delicate china tea sets.
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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2010 11:02:29 AM »

fabulous! Love the shoot!
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« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2010 11:59:09 AM »

These are so amazing and gorgeous.  I sooo want one!
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« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2010 02:57:25 PM »

very beautiful! I remember playing dress up with my Grandma's lace curtains and the couch cushions made excellent horses, lol.
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« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2010 03:36:39 PM »

AHHHMAZING!
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« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2010 07:42:14 PM »

 I love these! They're amazing! I'd love to learn someday how to make something like this but until then I'll just remain speechless. Way to go!!
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« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2010 01:33:17 AM »

I know it's already been said... but these are absolutely gorgeous!
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« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2010 02:32:01 AM »

incredibly beautiful! And the photos are very beautiful, too! How long did it take to make these three dresses?
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« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2010 05:15:29 AM »

really pretty........and great pictures!
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« Reply #26 on: July 06, 2010 01:52:35 PM »

beautiful!
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« Reply #27 on: July 06, 2010 05:16:39 PM »

Edgar Degas would have painted your ballerinas in those dresses in a hot heart beat! Exquisite!
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« Reply #28 on: July 07, 2010 07:47:16 AM »

simply lovely!and great photos too!
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« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2010 02:30:52 PM »

So whimsically beautiful! As a ballerina I smiled at the shoes and then just kept falling in love with your dresses!
Great work. Must find some lace sheets now.
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« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2010 05:49:56 PM »

Really beautiful!
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« Reply #31 on: July 09, 2010 11:52:30 AM »

Oh, these are gorgeous. I love the use of the lacy sheet. Very Victorian, and your photo shoot looks great!
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« Reply #32 on: July 10, 2010 04:49:57 PM »

Beautiful
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« Reply #33 on: July 11, 2010 09:30:01 AM »

To everyone looking for lace sheets, you might also try looking for "bed toppers."  They would go over your flat sheet but under the bedspread, so that when you folded the bedspread back to would have lace laying over it instead of the sheet.  Some of them have gorgeous trims.  I have one that I thought was a weird table cloth until my grandmother told me what it was.  It has an age spot on it and now I think I have the perfect use for it!  Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: July 11, 2010 10:27:48 PM »

The photos of your project are so beautiful!
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« Reply #35 on: July 12, 2010 12:34:57 PM »

These are amazing! I would have never guessed that they started out as sheets!
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« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2010 07:04:20 PM »

great job,
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« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2010 09:08:13 AM »

These dresses are so beautiful. I just wish you had added more pictures so we could see all the details.
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« Reply #38 on: July 21, 2010 11:38:56 AM »

Lovely!!! Great theme too!
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« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2010 09:52:01 AM »

Oh they are just beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing!
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« Reply #40 on: August 22, 2010 04:20:04 PM »

I would love to know how you did these skirts. Can you send me your pattern or ideas. I wish I seen these before I attempted my wedding dress.  Thank You.
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