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Topic: Elizabeth Swann's Gold Dress from Pirates (lots 'o pics)  (Read 6862 times)
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« on: November 07, 2010 12:28:59 AM »

My daughter loves Elizabeth's gold dress from the first Pirates movie so this year for Halloween we decided to recreate it.



The skirt got smooshed against the column in this pic, but you can see from the others how full it was. She's got two petticoats under there.



I embroidered and beaded the front:




The back closes with a double row of grommets for the criss-cross look. But I deliberately made it too big this year so she can wear it again and we doubled up the grommets.



This was such a fun costume to make, one of my favorites ever by far!



Waiting for Will. Just so long as he brings Captain Jack along for me  Grin



Thanks for looking.
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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2010 12:36:10 AM »

holy crap that's amazing and beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2010 01:11:29 AM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2010 02:33:42 AM »

Wow, this is amazing! Such a lot of work to put into a costume, too - hope she wears it at every opportunity! I think she needs to take up cosplay or something just to show this off.
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Oh, not you. We named the monkey Jack.


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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2010 04:53:25 AM »

this is truly awe inspiring!
Wow, thanks so much for sharing  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010 06:06:18 AM »

That's absolutely stunning! Great work Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2010 06:15:33 AM »

Awesome job
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Cheriepea
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2010 08:18:11 AM »

Good grief, what a nice mom you are!! I wish my mom had mad skills like this :-)

Very impressive dress - everything about it is sooo pretty!
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« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2010 08:20:45 AM »

That dress is gorgeous!
I love all the work you put into it and the details on the front. Amazing.
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2010 08:58:55 AM »

wow your daughter must be thrilled wit her dress. It is stunning, as is she in it.
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peppersaskatoon
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2010 10:56:57 AM »

Oh wow. I was quickly scrolling through "hottest new topics," and I thought your first photo was an oil painting you used for inspiration. So pretty. What a lucky daughter you have.
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SciFunk
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2010 12:21:36 PM »

Gorgeous! I love the embroidery.
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WildChild4487
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2010 03:26:31 PM »

wow! very great job ive been wanting to wear some like this as a wedding dress maybe with paler colors? but i love the gold and ivory great job!
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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2010 04:32:08 PM »

So . . . the first two photos are from the movie, and the last four are yours, right? I'm gobsmacked.
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spicecarrie
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2010 06:39:22 PM »

Oh my gosh, I love it!! Your photography is gorgeous as well. Did you use the simplicity or mccall pattern based on the Pirates dress? I've always wanted to make this too Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2010 08:07:56 PM »

Wow! You guys sure know how to make a girl feel good. Thanks so much for all your nice comments and encouragement!

Spicecarrie: I actually used McCalls 5414 because that skirt is a circle instead of an oval and she didn't want wide hips. (Fine by me, I didn't want to make paniers!) I left off the obnoxious bows, raised the neckline to minimize the cleavage since she's only 12, and used grommets instead of zipper but otherwise we stayed pretty true to the pattern. Oh, and I used the fabric for the sleeve instead of the two layers of lace.
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« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2010 09:12:23 PM »

Gorgeous! She'll be lucky to have a mom like you to make her wedding dress some day!
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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2010 09:50:15 PM »

This is fantabulous (and it rocks) Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2010 05:29:06 AM »

Gorgeous! The first photo looks like something from a dreamy fairy tale Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2010 07:15:17 AM »

thats one gorgeous dress. Great job.
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« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2010 08:40:50 AM »

you did a fantastic job, she looks absolutely stunning!
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« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2010 04:22:11 PM »

that is SEROIUSLY impressive!
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Grave_13
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2010 06:30:37 PM »

WOW!!!!!! Amazing dress!!
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beannyz
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2010 08:05:41 PM »

The embroidery is really a work of art! Beautiful!
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« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2010 01:04:50 PM »

This is absolutely fantastic! Definite this rocks!!!
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« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2010 01:47:11 PM »

that is just simply beautiful!
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jwill
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2010 06:35:49 PM »

Gorgeous. I love the fabric, but I especially love the embroidery and beading on the front!
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