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Topic: Madame Chan Visits Victoria (steampunk) *Now with Cherry Blossom Variation*  (Read 11288 times)
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« on: January 13, 2011 04:29:36 PM »

"When Chinese robber baroness Madame Chan, purported head of the Brass Lotus triad, was invited to visit upon the most powerful woman in the world, she had her dressmakers create a piece to  wear in honour of Queen Victoria while maintaining her autonomy and pride of heritage."
~ The East Gains Steam by Professor Brathwaite





Brocades in rayon and silk/rayon blend.


Bustle attached by hand in four layers of machine gathered/ruffled silk-rayon brocade.


Handmade frog closures out of the contrast buttercream brocade (finally had to cave and cut on the bias-generally I feel it's not worth the waste of fabric it oft is...but these babies would not curl properly if cut against the grain).

Cherry Blossom Version:



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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011 04:56:51 PM »

That is just awesome. I love it. It looks amazing.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011 05:03:50 PM »

beautiful!!  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011 05:09:22 PM »

stunningly gorgeous you did a beautiful job!
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011 05:10:17 PM »

I love the fabric choices.
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011 06:09:05 PM »

Love it. Very creative.
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011 06:17:36 PM »

That's amazing! I wish I had this kind of sewing skill!
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« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2011 06:27:15 PM »

 Shocked beautiful!!!
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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011 09:45:11 AM »

what a perfect blend of each culture. The results are beautiful!
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Very impressive!  Lovely!
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