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Another dress I'll wear at Disneyland fir the next Halloween! Haunted Mansion POWAAAAAAAAAA!
It's a simple clack cotton dress, worn over a Bustle and a corset. I also wear a sweater under the dress because I don't want to be cold in October.
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This is my dress for Halloween! Not finished yet! (Someday I'll maybe post pics of finished dresses? XD)
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The back
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Disney Princess Jasmine Costume for Traci Hines (www.tracihines.com) . Keeping it more realistic using fabrics like silk and lace encrusted with crystals and gems like a real princess would wear! The silk has a slight gradient to a darker teal at the bottom. Flowery lace vine grow up from the bottom of the pant leg. Jasmine has a bit of sensuality to her and I wanted to enhance that by adding a slit that lace up at the sides of the hips. I think it bring attention to a beautiful part of the body that usually is not revealed added to her exoticness.

More Jasmine commissions!
Princess Jasmine Costume by Lillyxandra
 Princess Jasmine Costume by Lillyxandra
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"This gown was created for one of my friends who had wanted Sarah's dress from Labyrinth since she was a little girl, and wanted to have the perfect gown to wear to the The Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Balll this summer. While honoring the beautiful shape and the color scheme (white dress with yellow detailing in the center of the corset) of the original dress, I modernized the look a bit by using heavier fabrics like satin, brocade, crushed satin, and embroidered lace, and by making the puffed sleeves slightly smaller. This dress was an excited project for me, not only because I made a dream come true for a dear friend, but because it was my very first commission!"
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This Pink Ball Gown is for Traci Hines "Part of Your World" Music Video. [link]. For the pink gown Traci stressed that she wanted it to look more like a period gown, so I pulled from all my favorite era’s of fashion. I designed the corset from the Edwardian era, with a pigeon chest and a small waist. The sleeves are slash and puff sleeves from the Renaissance and Tudor period. The skirt is more of the Rococo era with hip panniers and a bustled back. Traci chose her favorite fabric and trims to make it all happen! I wanted to make sure that this costume didn’t look like a “cosplay” costume. If you remember the scene where she gets the gown, she did not have someone make it for her, they most likely had it in one of the royal closets so she could borrow it. "TracPerhaps it was one of Eric’s Mother’s dresses? Instead of using pure whites, I used antique colors like champagne to replace the whites.
Making the dress was truly magical! It came together in two days! I had the help of Katie Mitchell dying trims, finishing hems, and cutting fabric for me. Traci was on details, sewing pearls and gluing rhinestones. Even our director Raiya was making trips to the fabric district to pick up notions to finish the gown! We were like the little mice in Cinderella, working to make a princess gown! After it came together we were all relieved to see that it had turned out beautifully. (we were shooting it the next day).
To read more about this project, read my blog here - [link]

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Let's call this "Mid Victorian ballgown with a twist" as well, it's not really mid victorian but it's not even romantic...it's sort of a mixture of the details I like most of both eras XD
I made this dress for the first Victorian Ball held in Monza and hosted by the very talented girls of Italian Victorian and Romantic Revival group:heart: they organize the best events! And are so nice :)
I only managed to finish all the details yesterday when the ball was....in April. Yeah. As you can imagine I wore it in a very sketch-y state XD originally I planned on making a replica of "Il Gattopardo"'s famous ballgown, but then I was proposed my new job and time got tight so I opted for a simpler gown^^ I intended to make more than one flounce on the skirt but I ran out of fabric and couldn't find the same colour again...and well like for blacks, you don't really mix different whites ==;;
The base of the dress is (very cheap XD) white satin used on the opaque side, with an overlayer of transparent white voile and details of bridal lace for the bust (by the way, the 20cm of this lace were as expensive as ALL the rest of the fabric. I do crazy things in life.). All the pearls and red crystals scattered all around the dress without an image were hand stitched by yours truly :) I don't really like to hand stitch beads but one of my next projects requires A LOT of hand beading so I thought I could start to get accustomed to it XD
I really love white&red together but I never tried it, so I thought it would be a nice change for once...and I do like the result :) even if my favourite bart is the lacing in the back and you can't really see it that much XD
Pattern for the bodice is from "Patterns of Time 1790-1880", took a bit to resize but was worth it :D

Dress making: me XD
Decorations: me XD
Photo&very poor edit: me XD

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:EDIT 27/06/2013: I FINALLY managed to take better pictures of this costume that is, by the way, one of my all-time favourites:heart: the background is still exceptionally sad, I apologize =_=;; There's an amazing view of my new city from the rooftop of the building I moved in but I've yet to try and drag Hisoka (my mannequin) up 4 floors to try the light...so yes, for a bit my balcony wall will have to do XD
These are the EFFECTIVE COLOURS of the gown. If you've seen the previous picture I had up you can figure out how colour-alterated it was...:

I LOVED Hamburg's cast for "Tanz der Vampire"!! Beautiful music, scenes, costumes and obviously cast!! I was moved to tears^^
And well, being a costume freak (XD) I just couldn't resist making Sarah's ballgown :)
I made some changes in the design: first of all the skirt is longer (hence the final voile part was missing in the original one), and I made the organza overskirt shorter thank the original. Oh, and the lace on the bust is shorter. Personal taste^^
Original design can be found here scrapbook.theonering.net/scrap… (poor picture, I know. It's the best I could find ><)

Pattern&Dress making by: me xD
Photo&very poor edit by: me xD

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Did I ever mention that I love Sailor Moon series? No? Strange XD
Well, I love Sailor Moon xD I grew up watching the anime and reading the manga so it's the series I'm most fond of :heart:
With my friends we are planning quite a number of Sailor groups, but for the moment we only had two, and all of bad characters xD (plus me going around alone as Luna, that's it XD).
For this year's Mantova Comics I cosplayed as Human Beryl from the first series manga with my friend Vane as Queen Beryl :D
I really liked Beryl's sad story in the manga, and it was a long time that I wanted to cosplay as her human form :D

This dress was made of recicled fabric xD it's a black cotton onepiece with puffy sleeves that fall on the shoulders, a white cotton overskirt and a very-simple-very-quick-underbust corset :D originally Beryl wears a normal apron over the dress, but since I'm bust heavy and can't really wear bras without shoulder straps I had to make the apron as a corset to get some help xD
Problems XD
I made the necklace, earrings and tiara with grey plymer clay, it was the first time I used it and had a lot of fun even if the result is not good^^

We only stayed some hours in Mantova and I can't wait to cosplay as Beryl again, hopefully with other friends as to have a big group :D

Original design: Naoko Takeuchi
Original design reference: media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmr4pz…
Dress&jewel making: me xD

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This dress is made of ivory lace, light beige lining and a lot of vintage nude lace trim. The pattern of the bodice is derived from a 1867 victorian pattern, adjusted to own design. The whole look is inspired more by Edwardian/ art Nouveau evening wear :)

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Somnia Romantica by Marjolein Turin
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Finished, shrug/corset cover Crissier :)
Made of ribbed lycra, with trim of plisée satin. fastening at front with eyes and hooklets and decorative metal clasps.

Necklace "Chopin" by Elegant Curiosities :iconelegantcuriosities:

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Somnia Romantica by Marjolein Turin
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:blackrose: Stay tuned about Somnia on Facebook :) [link] :blackrose:
:blackrose: Somnia Webshop on Etsy :) [link]

I'm proud of this dress ^^

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May you have any question about the brand or a specific piece, feel free to send a note :)

Somnia Romantica by Marjolein Turin
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And here it is, the real thing, based on this design: [link]

Shew! I've been working on this for months, not to mention making another one on commission.

So, the breakdown.
The lavender layer has a fully boned underbodice, based on the laurel dress from Patterns of Fashion. I drafted the skirt pattern myself. It's basically a wedge in the front and half an oval in the back. That train is magnificent (and hell to hem)!

The purple lace can come off (it's tacked on). That was my lucky find at the fabric store! Such a lovely color.

The black net I did in one night. It's very simple rectangle shapes, different than what I'd originally planned but still effective.

The belt is actually an antique that my Gram gave me, I don't really know how old it is or who it belonged to, but I love it.

Aaand I made the corsage too. Don't you love my feather?
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This is my graduation dress. Sadly nobody really got to see it because of how I had a robe on over, but oh well!

The bodice is based on Simplicity 4070. I cut the back panel larger and as one piece for the smocking. I did the pintucks before cutting the front, and that worked out quite well. The whole thing is lined in muslin, and there are pockets which are accidentally tiny. (I've never made pockets before!)

So that's about it, it's a pretty simple dress, really. I hope to be able to wear it again lots of times!
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They've been done for months, but it took me this long to put up the picture. Here they are, my labor of love, my stays.

They're based on the Diderot pattern, which is only 2 pattern pieces and then straps. I based my pattern from this website: [link] It was VERY helpful!

The outside is some mysterious taffeta that I think was a dress at one time. The innermost layer is an old sheet. The two core layers are some heavyweight linen that's printed with the ugliest 60's squares ever. Perfect for hiding in a corset!

I handsewed the ENTIRE thing. So while it's not historically accurate in composition, it's pretty there in construction. The bones are heavy duty zip ties! I'd been reading what people had to say about this and decided to try it. It worked wonderfully!

I learned a whole lot from this project. Thanks to everyone around the internet whose projects I scoured for information; I couldn't have done it without you!
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My old chintz gown got an upgrade: cotton organdy and silk taffeta trim! Plus the hat. And sash.
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Ball gown 3.0 worn to the Gala at CosCol 2010.
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White ball gowns are required for all young ladies attending the Athenaeum Girls School. Mine is made from sheer silk gauze with silk taffeta trim and paper flowers.
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I made this darling dress for a customer! This is a customized version of a dress I already offer, but here I made the dress knee length all around. The original is shorter in front and long in the back: [link]
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14th century gown made for a client - purple velvet with gold silk sleeves and belt, fleur de lis buttons, and fancy fantasy-style trim
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I just completed this really fun Venetian gown! The fabric is silk, and it's hot pink shot with blue, so it appears purple - different shades at different angles. This is based on late 16th century fashion. I made the cutwork sleeves for another gown, so I'm giving them another use here.
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A draft for a wedding dress I was commissioned to design by a lovely lady with some beautiful ideas for what she wanted.

The base is cream with gold and antique rose accents. The border designs are for visual aide and potential border pattern ideas.
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For Lilith, based on an idea inspired by that amazing green masterpiece from "Atonement."
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Was playing with a new skirt folds idea...it looks a little weird to me, but I'll work on it.

This is for Balael, from a scene that has Roman themes, as the title implies. As to whether the design itself looks Roman, I don't really think so. But I'll live with that XD
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This gown was made out a double weave taffeta, so it looks like two different colors. The train is a crinkled light satin.
Lots of silk and fabric flowers over the top of the bustle. The entire dress is completely embroidered with flowers and vines.
Worn over a four hoop skirt petticoat.

THIS IS NOT A STOCK PHOTO.
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An enormous dress made for prom. There is about 12 yards of heavy satin in this dress, which is around a size 4. Corseted bodice with black ties in the back and a big black satin bow.
Dress made by me.
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This dress is made out of a lux creme matte satin. The entire bodice is princess seamed, with very little detailing. The entire back is open underneath a winged upper back piece with crimson lacing across the open lower back. A line of dark black natural pearls encased in faceted glass run down the butt of the dress, mimicking a row of buttons. The train is just over 4.5 yards  (just under 14 feet) long. The entire skirt has a slight bubble hem and is fully lined. 
The underskirt had to be made out of 3 separate hoop skirts stitched together with wooden dowel rods holding them in place.  Even still, the weight of the gown collapsed the last hoop skirt. We ended up devising a small tripod of wire hangers and another wooden dowel rod to lift the last part of the train. 
The black and red two tone taffeta ribbons are completely handmade. They were fully gathered and tacked along the back of the skirt so that they would always follow the flow of the train.
Over all, this dress has 25 yards of fabric in it. I think this is the biggest dress I have made to date.

Designed to the Bride's specifications. Made by me.
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Quick pics of the second corset I mentioned....

Swing Hook Corset Set #2 Vintage Map
28"

- Coutil Strength layer
- Swinghook Front Closure
- External Bone Channels
- 2 Piece Eyelets
- Ribbon Lacing
- 24 Flat & Spiral Steel Bones

Intended for a photoshoot but will head off to my ETSY after :)
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Since sewing was my hobby but it turned into Forge Fashion (which now = work) I have had to find something else for my recreational crafty needs.....thanks to a good friend I've become addicted to Ravelry.

*You can find me there under Trinitynavar

Anyway here's one of my more pretty efforts, since I've mostly been making winter woolies for the family, this is a wee bit more exciting (for a novice at least).....

Pattern by Bernadette Ambergen:-
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I've previously post this corset set (it's one I made for last years exhibition), but I thought you like might to see the results of its recent photo shoot with Larissa Lockwood & Jack Willingham Photography.....it really seems to make all the difference when it's on a real body!! She is wearing my lovely steampunk corset set with a matching brown leather 'Octo' Collar. Isn't she just stunning :D


MODEL:-Larissa Lockwood [link]

PHOTOGRAPHY:- Jack Willingham Photography


Steampunk Corset Set
(Leather Belt & Corset)
by Forge Fashion.
ETSY:-
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Leather 'Octo' Collar
Also by Forge Fashion
ETSY:-
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