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Topic: Coppola's Marie Antoinette-esque Dress *Action shots added!*  (Read 20638 times)
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« on: October 07, 2007 03:58:59 PM »


I participated in the sew-along, but Iím so proud of the finished product, that it needs itís own thread!

Iím going as Adrienne de Lafayette, the French general who served during the Rev Warís wife, but Iíll probably have to explain that over and over and over and over, so midway Iíll probably switch it to Marie Antoinette.

The dress is based off this, from Coppolaís Marie Antoinette

I used a combination of Butterick patterns, one of which grossly understated the amount of boning needed (arrrg), and worked on it, start to finish, for three months.  Most of that time was spent waiting for Joannís to not bother to put in the order for dupioni I placed in July, only for me to find this out in mid September.  GRRR.  Then the place I tried to order it from online sold out before I could order it, so I had to settle for what the bodice is made out of now.  Also, I had to travel out of state to get the trims!

I made everything, including some of the trim, and the only thing left to do is hem, which I will once my shoes come in.   Iím super happy with it, especially since itís only the second garmet Iíve made from a pattern  without any help. whoo!

Anyway, on to the pics- Iíll have more action shots in a few weeks, after Halloween, of course.

Action Shots 10/21/07
Please excuse my horrid facial expressions.  My dad took the pictures and kept making me stare into the sun.  That's what I get for not wanting to wear my dress on the bus and bumming a ride, right? *need to get a car*



close ups:



The Whole thing Ė the bodice and petticoat are separate

close ups of trims, ect:

semi crappy bathroom action shot:

like I said, Iíll be adding more once I actually get them taken.

Thanks for looking! Any comments are appreciated Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007 04:22:41 PM »


(To The Tune of "The Llama Song")Here's a needle, there's a needle, and some yarn between the needles, cast on, knit, purl, always knitting, knitty, knitty, purl.

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007 04:27:10 PM »

very, very nice work!  I like the your bodice better than the one in the movie.  Are you going to make a corset to go with it?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007 04:28:42 PM »

it looks almost like it!! =]

how long'd it take?
what kinda fabric did you use?

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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2007 04:30:36 PM »

hee hee thanks!

No, no corset. I dont' have time! there's boning inside the bodice

it's made out of silk dupioni


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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2007 04:33:28 PM »

You're doing such a great job on this (you know you will add more!  LOL this is one of those projects that never end!  Lovely!)... the embroidery is lovely... so nice... can't wait to see your post Halloween photos... =)  (I loved this flick, too... )
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2007 04:42:12 PM »

i've been trying to figure out how to make those hip-sticky-outy things for ages.. okay, so i never researched or anything, because i wanted to figure it out on my own.. ha, but i looked at your pics and it kinda makes sense now!!

man, you've got skills!!! that dress looks freakin fantastic.

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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2007 04:51:52 PM »

Love It Smiley it's amazing, Great Job

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« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2007 07:18:01 PM »

Wow I LOVE it!  I wish I could make something like that. It's freakin amazing!  I'm soooo jealous....lol
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2007 07:44:49 PM »

Wow!  That is incredible!   Shocked You did an amazing job!  I can't wait to see pictures from Halloween!

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