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Title: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: romancedinthepast on July 07, 2008 03:40:05 AM
Hello everyone!

Typically I'm a pretty dedicated lurker, but I wanted to share this. I've been sewing for quite some time now, about ten years, and I think this is one of the prettiest things I've ever made.

I'm going to a Harry Potter convention on Tuesday, and one of the events is a ball with the theme of "Masquerade." I'm primarily a costume designer and decided I had to have something spectacular. I also wanted to use up some of my stash, rather than buying anything new. I have an addiction to fabric and I need to use up some of what I have before I go buying more.

I pulled out a piece of this incredible dark blue shot taffeta with a flocked scrollwork design down one of the selvage sides that I've had for a year or so and couldn't decide what to do with it. I started doodling and this is what I came up with!

The bodice is a corset based off of Vogue pattern V2810. I didn't feel like drafting my own and this one was long enough in the torso to go down over my hips as well as high enough to keep the girls from being up in everyone's face. The beading was done in swarovski crystals I also had in my stash, and the silver medallions I actually found in the scrapbooking department a couple years ago at Michaels. I knew I'd find a use for them eventually!

The skirt is just the selvage side cut to length and then roll pleated to a waistband. It was so easy and came out rather nicely in my humble opinion. : )

The second picture is of the mask (can't go to masked ball without a mask) that a friend of mine made for me specially for the dress. I fell in love with some on a website I found a couple years ago, and my friend offered to do it for me for my birthday. I love it and I hope you all do too!

Thanks for looking!






Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: LovieDovieAnn on July 07, 2008 06:59:37 AM
This rocks! It's very well made!  :D


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: shmac on July 07, 2008 07:13:03 AM
That is so beautiful.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: imwomn13 on July 07, 2008 08:52:11 AM
I love the dress! The corset is beyond perfect and the mask your friend made is a perfect compliment to the dress. Have fun at the ball... ;D


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: razziesbaby on July 07, 2008 09:15:49 AM
this is like so freekin awesome!!!! you have jus inspired me to finally make a corset!!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: hyerac on July 07, 2008 09:31:14 AM
This DEFINITELY rocks!  The dress is gorgeous, the mask is awesome... *speechless*


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: PaisleyMoose on July 07, 2008 11:58:02 AM
This is BEAUTIFUL! It looks os well made and the perfect fit. WOWZA! Have fun at the convention!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: digital misfit on July 07, 2008 01:11:21 PM
The dress is gorgeous, and it looks beautiful on you - perfect fit & very flattering.

I want that mask!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: June 21 Beach Bride on July 07, 2008 05:59:15 PM
Whoa! Fabulous dress!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: iheartcheese on July 07, 2008 08:32:30 PM
Love it! Very flattering and a lovely color.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: tortilladesigns on July 07, 2008 11:08:23 PM
Absolutely stunning!  It looks wonderful on you.  Great work!!!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Ms. Rosie on July 08, 2008 03:05:15 AM
That is absolutely fantastic!  And you look terrific in it!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: thelotetree on July 08, 2008 07:37:19 PM
This is gorgeous! Good job!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: lizthecraftybitch on July 08, 2008 10:27:11 PM
that dress is amazing! i love the corset top, it looks flawless. and the beading is gorgeous of course.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: mmd32 on July 09, 2008 05:27:52 AM
Wow! :o You are going to be the best dressed girl at the ball!!! :D


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: kirbay831 on July 12, 2008 04:31:36 AM
Im totally, madly, unbelievably in love! Awe inspiring work!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Nahanni on July 12, 2008 06:14:42 PM
That is truly beautiful!  Excellent job! 


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Dragonflower on July 13, 2008 12:32:36 AM
I need a new word for "beautiful". Stunning, marvelous?
It's so perfectly fitted and it looks wonderful on you. And the mask is to die for!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: bananabanana on July 13, 2008 05:12:58 PM
I am in love with the blue colour of your dress.
You have done such a fantastic job.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: MidnightPomegranate on July 14, 2008 10:41:14 AM
oh wow, i'm jealous. That dress is gorgeous. O.o
I wish I could make something that pretty...


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Trocks on July 14, 2008 02:18:12 PM
Uhm.
WOW.
It is BEAUTIFUL.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: SEWLVR on July 15, 2008 07:26:56 AM
Awesome! 


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: mandodeb on July 15, 2008 05:28:05 PM
PM me and I will send you my address so you can send the dress to me after you wear it to the ball.  Seriously!  It's GORGEOUS!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Jenicat on July 15, 2008 10:11:08 PM
STUNNING!  It looks SO pretty! 


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: fireflyer on July 16, 2008 01:29:40 AM
I think this is gorgeous..Great job!!!! :)


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: romancedinthepast on July 16, 2008 01:07:51 PM
Oh wow! I posted this and left the next day without checking and I come back to three pages of comments! I'm blown away. Thank you everyone for the kind words, it means so much!

It was a lot of fun wearing this to the ball at Portus. Lots of sweet comments and so many people wanted my picture. It was bewildering. I kind of felt like Cinderella!

Sadly, the dress already doesn't fit me as well as it did when I finished it as I've been steadily loosing weight. I'm not sure what I'll do with it but I'm sure I'll figure it out!

Thank you again everyone for the kind words, I'm truly touched!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: tina4 on July 16, 2008 07:24:56 PM
that dress is amazing!! i loved it, i loved de mask as well, it wil go very well


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: littlemeganlee on July 16, 2008 08:57:45 PM
Oh. My. Goodness.
Simply beautiful.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: celticgoddess on July 16, 2008 09:01:49 PM
Wow, that is beautiful.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: bubblies11 on July 17, 2008 02:08:17 PM
Dude. Wow.  That is insanely beautiful and so flattering!  The color is great. 
I'm sorry it doesn't fit as well, though I'm sure you'll be able to find someone who'll gladly take it off your hands :)


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: StatGirl on July 17, 2008 06:16:52 PM
Very pretty. And congrats on the weight loss (that is if you wanted to lose the weight)...I always think it's an excuse for me to buy more clothes. :)


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: SheridanLA on July 17, 2008 10:29:38 PM
this is beautiful.. wow.. that fabric is exquisite and the work divine. I am in awe.. and jealous.. :)


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: brokenporcelaindoll on July 20, 2008 08:04:40 AM
That is so beautiful!  I love the colours and the shape fo the skirt, and that mask goes with it perfectly!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: mrsflibble on July 20, 2008 09:15:13 AM
love this.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: aussiegilly on July 20, 2008 07:14:33 PM
G'day,
this is stunning, if I had been clever enough to make this I would do everything from go to the ball to the ironing in it!  Well done - its amazing and I think the colour is stunning.

xxGilly


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: spaz2phreek on July 21, 2008 10:52:44 PM
Holy crap. The dress is beautiful I'm going to have to learn that roll pleat thing. And tell your friend they did an awesome job with the mask. It truly rocks & matches the dress so perfectly.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: racehorse87 on July 23, 2008 11:19:41 PM
Wow, this is incredibly beautiful! I hope the ball was/is wonderful!!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: MamaCass on July 24, 2008 12:12:19 AM
OMG!!! So gorgeous!  The color, style, fit, everything is just beautiful, and the mask is amazing too!  You will be the bell of the ball for sure.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Rosesred on July 25, 2008 05:09:13 AM
Spectacular dress, suits you very well, imo. It is very complementary to your bodyshape. You must have a great eye for form and composition.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: nutmegmercury on July 26, 2008 08:46:15 PM
That is beyond awesome.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: structuredchaos on July 30, 2008 11:17:43 AM
Oh my Word!!! This is stunning...sniffle... :o


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Miss Whitney on July 30, 2008 09:30:15 PM
Wholly carp! That's great!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: MissTee_2 on July 31, 2008 05:23:31 AM
NICE DRESS! It looks wonderful. HARRY POTTER CONVENTION! You lucky dog you!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: SorrenIvy on August 01, 2008 10:41:58 PM
the fabric is gorgeous!  :o   I've been sitting on a half made corset for a couple years now, because I can't find boneing that I like, what kind did you use for yours?


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Tenille on August 04, 2008 09:02:37 AM
simply gorgeous!!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Playz with Scissorz on August 04, 2008 07:37:11 PM
thats really prettyful  ;D i love the fabric ^-^


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: TexasThistle on August 04, 2008 07:55:23 PM
whoah thats awesome. the color really flatters you


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Harvey on August 05, 2008 12:45:27 AM
Gorgeous. :-* :-*


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: StacyCK on August 05, 2008 07:36:55 AM
Oh that is just fantastic and looks fabulous on you!  Love the coordinating mask, too.  Goes perfectly with your dress.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: kali_akash on August 06, 2008 01:17:03 AM
Oh this is just so... amazing. You just used a pattern for the corset and pretty much did the rest freehand? It's so beautiful! I'm so amazed. :D Great job! I hope you have/had fun at the ball! It is just so... fantastic, and looks even better on you!!!

Major kudos!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Yikesitsmindy on August 06, 2008 07:05:55 PM
Stunning!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: AshBoBizzle on August 06, 2008 11:30:38 PM
OMG! This is gorgeous! I love the "built-on" jewelry of the bodice.
That mask -- it must have taken a long time to make.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Krysdra on August 13, 2008 01:42:15 PM
Absolutely gorgeous!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: scarfish on August 16, 2008 07:58:24 PM
WOW!!! ITS AMAZING!!!!!!! i will cry myself to sleep knowing that i will never own anything this awesome. i actually gasped when i saw it, i can not even describe how gorgeous that dress is. needless to say, i am amazed!!!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: angelofmusic246 on August 17, 2008 12:16:23 AM
OMG amazing.  Seriously, wow.  I hope you had lots of fun!! <3 HP!!  Ugh, so mad about the delay of the HBP movie :(


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: midnight on August 29, 2008 06:29:05 AM
That is incredibly beautiful! I could not buy a dress as gorgeous as that for love nor money!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: mrs.zeddies on August 31, 2008 06:12:15 PM
That's so beautiful! The mask is beautifully detailed


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: thepaintinglibra on September 04, 2008 01:53:41 PM
The color of the fabric is great. You did such a great job. It looks professionally made.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: barefootlinzi on September 05, 2008 02:53:25 PM
OMG this is stunning - i bet you knocked em dead! move over hermione!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: kleite on September 14, 2008 10:44:54 PM
wow!! that is really beautiful.. i hope to be able to make something like that one day!!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Lysandr on October 18, 2008 04:25:08 AM
I really love your dress and mask. The royal blue colour and the scrollwork is just AWESOME. I can imagine you being romance by a tall dark stranger in that dress, it's so stunning... :-*


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Creepy Creations on October 29, 2008 08:22:06 AM
Your dress is beautiful!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: jojo1kitty on October 31, 2008 03:23:44 PM
thats pretty wonderfull
i love the mask and that color is wonderful for you


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: grundoon on November 01, 2008 12:52:40 PM
You have every right to brag, the skirt looks wonderful!  It's beautiful, you did a great job!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: crafty-becky on December 02, 2008 10:48:09 PM
Gorgeous! I want a dress just like that!  :)


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: sweets4ever on January 08, 2009 08:05:17 PM
Congrats!!

Craftster Best of 2008 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?action=bestof2008)!



Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Mollfie on January 09, 2009 11:54:48 AM
It's beautiful, and looks like something made professionally in a shop! I love the details.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: pulling_teeth on January 22, 2009 08:20:48 PM
this looks awesome! you deserved best of 2008. Congratulations! Looks perfect. Now I am going to go check, so I may not even need to say this but... Stop lurking, and post more! (This is the part that after I hit post, I go and find you have been posting like crazy)


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: elabri on February 25, 2009 03:34:32 PM
Beautiful!! Love the color and the design. Great Job!!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: iiloveyoudearxo on March 21, 2009 12:17:45 AM
wow. that is amazing! (:
I LOVE the detailing.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: McJulie-O on March 21, 2009 06:29:12 AM
Absolutely perfect!
Enchanting!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: rachfountain on March 21, 2009 08:12:58 PM
This is the prettiest dress I have EVER seen. Wow =]


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Jessii on March 21, 2009 09:44:41 PM
Incredibly beautiful  :D


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Morwen on March 22, 2009 06:17:39 PM
oh my that's beautiful


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: seattlemeg on March 22, 2009 08:02:27 PM
OMG that is absolutely gorgeous!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: pinktooth on April 01, 2009 12:42:20 AM
your craftsmanship on this is incredible!  you've given me something to aspire to. 


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Tupieta on April 20, 2009 06:08:11 AM
that looks awesome. I love the mask!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: alvan on May 02, 2009 10:25:21 PM
This is stunning. Love the fabric (goes so well with your hair) and i love the corset and the decorations. ANd tell your friend she did a awesome job on the mask!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: pinkatari on May 15, 2009 07:35:28 AM
OMG!!! I can so see why you bought the fabric, it beautiful and so is the dress and the mask is perfect for it, kudos to you and your friend!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: Stars_Fire_17 on May 18, 2009 12:00:19 PM
Wow thats amazing and beautiful :D


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: rayye on June 05, 2009 12:26:22 PM
Wow! That is freaking gorgeous!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: lamoo_of_doom on June 26, 2009 06:49:30 AM
beautiful beautiful beautiful!
That colour is amazing, and the flocked detail on the bottom of the skirt is exquisite! Looks beautifully made too! *applauds*

That mask is stunning as well! Hope you have/had fun at the ball!


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: kellianneeee on July 09, 2009 09:02:20 AM
Oh my, that is amazing. I wish I had the skills to make something like that. I never stick to patterns and something always goes wrong.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: jeannebaby1 on July 17, 2009 10:02:36 AM
Beautiful dress. I love the color on you.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: beth8144 on July 18, 2009 07:05:51 AM
This is amazing I just envy your sewing skills so much right now


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: freckle_juice on August 01, 2009 09:41:53 PM
1. that dress is beyond beautiful! I want it and I want a reason to wear it....
annnn
2. if i didnt know better id say from the looks of that picture you are my twin haha...;P


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: arosado on August 02, 2009 12:32:43 PM
Wow! Your dress is beautiful.


Title: Re: Blue Corseted Ballgown
Post by: HuricanBlue on August 02, 2009 03:45:54 PM
Gorgeous dress! And kudos to your friend for a beautiful mask- Love it!