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Rustling Silk Stripes
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Published: December 8, 2008
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1780s silk cut-away gown I built. It is completely hand-sewn. The buttonholes are functional and fasten with two-tone death head buttons. The bodice is lined with linen and has a layer of muslin sandwiched between for extra stability. The front "zone" is attached to the stripe and treated as a full front. I will try to put up detail and interior shots soon. The back is quartered.
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SONY
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DSC-T7
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
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F/3.5
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Dec 7, 2008, 2:29:10 PM
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Comments (18)
CloudOfFire's avatar
I absolutely adore this style of gown, and the color scheme of yours is especially gorgeous.
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ProudlyUsuratonkachi's avatar
Has anybody ever told you that you look like Emma Thompson??? XD
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ilithyahime's avatar
The matching striped pattern of the sleeves and the back are incredible! It looks so great!
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GuiseMaker|Professional Traditional Artist
I am absolutely in love. The design and material choices are perfect!!
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LadyJamie's avatar
simply gorgeous! I love it.
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Durnesque|Student General Artist
Wow, I really love the fabric choices... that brown stripe is lovely.
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AlAlNe's avatar
You are amazing. Did you use a pattern as a jumping off point?
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ColeV|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It was actually draped at a workshop, but I've used that "pattern" to start some other gowns as well.
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PirateLady-Lizzy's avatar
I love those gown This is my favorite ! Really English ;)
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Weinglasarien|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely gorgeous work!
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Goldenspring|Student Artisan Crafter
NICE! (I just love the 1780's) and Oh! the death head buttons. and the long sleeves. and the big hair.

Oh, actual question: what is the hem doing? I can't see from the picture. Is it just a narrow hem or what? Also, it's a round gown right?
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ColeV|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It's a doubled 1" hem. It is actually a separate petticoat, I'll be making a round gown with a gathered top in the near future, though.
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Goldenspring|Student Artisan Crafter
Oh, ok. the bodice met the petticoat so cleanly that I though it was sewn together.
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Hiutale|Hobbyist General Artist
aaww how I love stripes! : D what a beautiful dress. Lovely lovely <3 I wish I had feathers like that too.. only they're not so easy to find :/
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ColeV|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I usually get the feathers from sutlers at re-enactments, but I know The Feather Place carries them cheap online. Zucker Feathers is their wholesaler and they might have more sites or locations that sell them.
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Hiutale|Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the help :) I'll try and check it out. feathers would be so cool to own ^^
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Ladyadokenai's avatar
this is really beautiful, and you're nuts to hand-sew it all. ;D
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