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Under_the_Rose
« on: March 07, 2010 02:25:30 PM »






Oh haaay... you might remember me posting a Ballgown last year(https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=289051.0)....welll this year, i made another one!
This year(it was on Feb. 13th), our ball began to swing toward the 1870's and the early Bustle era, and as a costume design student in her junior year of uni, i have portfolio building on the brain. Unlike last years Ballgown which was made as part of a class, this years was done as an outside project....Alright then enough rambling, on wards to the pictures!!

so I tired to take pictures of my process...but i think my professor still may have some on her camera, but these are the ones that i have.


bodice, and sleeve fitting....which btw was the most annoying part of the whole process!



all of the seam allowance and facing edges were stitched down to the flat-lining fabric by hand


i used 3 appliques that i got at a fabric outlet in lancaster, which were hand sewn down


Bodice done with contrast fabric draped around the form to see how it looked together... i remember doing a giddy dance when i saw how great it looked together...

when it comes to the skirt i have no process pictures what so ever....it was most frusterating, i managed to put it together inside out and backwards once, it was a mess.... but anyway, it turned out loverly in the end, and now onto the photos!

the really nice shots taken by a professor on campus(there should be more on the way)







this is myself and my professor

other misc. shots





i sewed through the tip of my pointer finger sewing that trim on! it has since healed nicely, if you were wondering!


umm yeah, so there she is, it took about three weeks or so, i tried logging the actual hours....but it got a bit overwhelming, soo...lets say a lot of them! I used the same pattern i used for my other one, the skirt was a basic long A-line, the sleeves, i made the pattern for,  the rusching was done by machine, and sewn on by machine, the trim was done by machine as well...except for the stuff on the sides, which i put on by hand... I got loads of complements, apparently it was a hit,  I also got  a few offers to make dresses for people for next year....

and now to begin thinking of something to top this one for next year! ugh
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010 03:26:47 PM »

Wow! That's so gorgeous! Congrats!
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2010 03:43:40 PM »

Just beautiful great job!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2010 04:39:50 PM »

I want to go to your school and have to make ballgowns for credits! Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2010 11:35:21 PM »

It's stunning!
You did an awesome job.
I especially love the bodice.
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010 06:45:06 AM »

I can't believe you don't have more comments than this! This is amazing! I want to go to school at your school, too!  I don't think there's anything this interesting at the college I went to. 
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Where did all this fabric come from? I CAN'T have bought THAT much!
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010 03:38:26 PM »

Amazing, as usual. Though, I have to say it looks better in person Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2010 01:43:12 PM »

thank you to everyone!!

this one was actually not for any credit....i just wanted to make and new one and build up my portfolio
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2010 08:37:28 PM »

Wow--beautiful dress!  I really love the colors you used.
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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2010 05:28:58 PM »

That's beautiful!  I generally have a preference for the earlier styles, with the hoops rather than the bustles, but yours is amazing!
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