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Civil War Ballgown 2017 by Thy-Darkest-Hour Civil War Ballgown 2017 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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veronarmon Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a gorgeous dress
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you *hug*
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TGrrr89 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017
That gown looks fantastic on you!
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :D I'm in love with this one... until the next project!
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LoveRunsRed Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017
One of these days, I'm going to get you to make me Scarlett O'Haras curtain dress. lol
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
There's good news for you, they actually sell the pattern to that dress: www.ebay.com/itm/Butterick-Dre… Perfect opportunity to learn to sew if you don't all ready :D
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LoveRunsRed Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017
Ooooh! Yay! What about the pretty green and white floral one?
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the green one: www.ebay.com/itm/PATTERN-SIMPL…

This is the bodice for the white one, skirt is same as the other: www.ebay.com/itm/Truly-Victori…

The truly victorian line of patterns is the best ever for custom fit measurements.
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LoveRunsRed Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
Awesome! Thank you! Now, if only I could find that white and green floral fabric.
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome :floating:
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KenjiUzumaki Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow Beatiful dress
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much
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