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Civil War Ballgown 2017 - 3 by Thy-Darkest-Hour Civil War Ballgown 2017 - 3 by Thy-Darkest-Hour
While I loved my white and black damask patterned ballgown from 2016, I wanted to make something even bigger, more elaborate, and in general. I always try to top my previous creation. I hope you love this as much as I do! I sewed this using a standard sized 34 X 26 mannequin I purchased on Ebay for $35 and never tried it on until I was completely finished. There are two petticoats under this dress but something additional needs to be added as the front is very heavy. My sewing machine was very displeased with that many layers of taffeta, but by some miracle, no needles were broken.
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Abigtreehugger Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic dress great balance to the shape. I have one complaint though, your glasses aren't correct for the period.
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, the back does need weighted though, the heaviness of the front tends to push down on the hoop. lol, one must be able to see :D I wish it were otherwise.
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Abigtreehugger Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
It is always hard to gt a good balance on a hooped dress.
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farhadkuchar Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018
U look beautiful
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017
nice
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :floating:
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animefanboy2001 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
U look beautiful
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :floating:
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July 16, 2017
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