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Topic: Robe Ó la Franšaise, 18th century (many pics!)  (Read 25661 times)
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« on: January 29, 2012 01:18:59 PM »

This dress took me about 150 hours of work. The mask has been covered by me. The fan comes from Venice.
You can ask for any details Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2012 01:26:14 PM »

This is absolutely lovely!  Did you use patterns?  What did you use for the pink trim?  It's just gorgeous, you should be very proud!

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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2012 01:42:09 PM »

Thank you! The patterns are simplicity 7027 and 7028.
For the trims, I sewed a pink tube and a green tube (larger) and then I gathered them together Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2012 01:50:21 PM »

WOW!! That is stunning!! I love your color choices.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2012 02:35:37 PM »

Great job and good choice on fabrics.  The mask adds to it nicely and I love your hair style.  Wonderful job on the trimming too!
You may want to tie the strings in the center of your panniers a little tighter to flatten out the front and back of your gown more though.  It will lay a lot flatter and not pouf out so much.  If you don't have ties, you can simply add ribbon from front to back inside the skirt of the panniers and tie until flattened a bit more.
This extant example shows what I mean by the flatter shape

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« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2012 02:54:34 PM »

very pretty, and very impressive!

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2012 03:01:25 PM »

Amazing work! I have this pattern but haven't had the guts to mess with it. I'm going to bookmark your post for inspiration Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2012 03:16:56 PM »

This is crazy gorgeous

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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2012 05:04:08 PM »

I love the colors and details.  Smiley  I agree about squishing it front to back for a more authentic shape...


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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2012 05:50:11 PM »

This is beautifully done, and I think your colour choice goes a long way towards making it seem real. Today we wouldn't think of pairing those two colours, but it's a very 18th c. combination. And I like your tip about the pannier ties, BennaeQuee. I've never known how the shape of those skirts is controlled.

Thanks for posting this, sirsinene. It's inspiring to see such nice work. And where did you find that lovely wall for a backdrop? It was a perfect choice!


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