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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2010 11:40:50 AM »

Wow! Shocked It's beautiful! What excellent craftsmanship!

I do have to disagree with lady-twatterby, though, Victorian really wouldn't be appropriate for renaissance faires... You could host a formal Victorian Tea, though! Totally wow all your friends with your awesome dress!
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2010 01:14:13 PM »

I'm in awe of how fabulous this is.
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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2010 05:37:31 PM »

Thanks cratfsters!

I was actually surprised at how easy it went together - it is a LOT of work time wise, but nothing ridiculous in the technical sense. The instructions were a bit lighter then the commercial patterns but I liked that about them Smiley I'd even go so far as to say that once you put together a pattern like this, you can see your way to drafting your own variations quite easily.
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2010 07:20:39 PM »

Absolutely fabulous job!! The pattern looks like it was really nice to work with.
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2010 10:17:26 PM »

Incredible! Amazing craftmanship! Stunning stunning stunning! Don't wait for a special occasion to wear it - why not wear it to the grocery store?!
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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2010 10:25:54 PM »

Wow.  Just wow.  You don't need to wait for an excuse to wear something like this.  Just pretend every day is time traveler day and you're golden.  =)
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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2010 09:11:51 AM »

Oh my goodness - that is stunning!

The thought of doing something like that makes me want to weep with fear! You so rocked it though!!
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« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2010 04:27:34 PM »

Woah! That is amazing! How hard was the bustle? Which was the pattern?
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« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2010 04:57:32 PM »

Aw, thanks so much everyone Smiley For what it's worth, I still consider myself an intermediate sewer, so don't be too afraid to try this stuff. I've done button down shirts from patterns that were more difficult than this skirt!

Scifunk, the bustle wasn't difficult at all, it took probably 4 hours for the main part (the ruffle bit I did another day). There is nothing truly difficult about the pattern - as long as you can follow one, and can do gathering, you're golden.

The skirt was a bit more complicated but beyond the volumes of fabric and the less rigid instructions than yo might be used to, I also wouldn't rate it difficult. Heather has done a great job with the patterns.
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« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2010 07:59:07 PM »

this is inspiring! i need to make something like this for a costume im working on for my internship. its been daunting to me, i havent done a bustle before....you give me hope! what did you use for the boning in the bustle? regular corset boning? ive heard caning (like whats used for basket weaving works well too..) im thinking the regular plastic boning wont be strong enough Sad
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