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« on: October 05, 2009 02:48:07 PM »

This is the last of the dresses I made this summer!  They were a sort of sewing-therapy for me as well as a chance to make something completely for the fun of it, not for any client or anything, just to make them.  Mostly this summer I've been inspired by FSA photos of farmers and their families during the Great Depression, PJ Harvey's album White Chalk, some beautiful Fragonard drawings, Japanese arty-noisy-folky acts like Moon Mama and Nakayama Futaba, and a bunch of friends old and new.  For this dress I really went for a 1930s-meets-1700s kind of thing.  The bias-cut cowl neck and the dropped waist are straight out of the late 20s/30s and the sort of pannier-like 3-part skirt is 18th Century inspired.  (Those are incidentally my absolute favorite eras of fashion, ever!)  I actually had this all but finished weeks ago but I needed something for the belt; so I didn't post it until I found this vintage belt buckle at the county fair last weekend.

The pictures came out kind of dark this time, sorry:









As usual I made the pattern etc myself, all from scratch.  Questions and feedback are always welcome!  I'd love to hear what you guys think.
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009 03:05:13 PM »

wow!  this is incredible.  amazing job!!
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craftychick
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2009 04:49:07 PM »

Very Cute!  I love it.
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kate42
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009 05:25:49 PM »

Fantastic!
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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009 07:14:47 PM »

Wow. I'm in love!!!!  Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2009 10:27:48 PM »

thats an awesome dress
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009 05:59:03 AM »

It's beautiful! I love the shape of the skirt.
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2009 08:09:47 AM »

I love the neckline.  Job welldone.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2009 06:59:28 PM »

That's gorgeous! Everything in it flows together so well, and the belt buckle is just awesome! Fantastic work! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2009 07:09:14 PM »

I absolutely love this. Love love love!
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