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Civil War Ballgown
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I made this dress for the Civil War Ball that happens each November in Guyandotte, West Virginia. I'm not sure yet if it is my favorite creation, but it turned out to be very beautiful. The bodice came from a pattern that I mostly followed but had to do some definite alterations on in order to get it to fit me and the skirt is my own pattern. Materials are velvet covered taffeta, Venetian lace, velvet ribbon, and black satin. This contains about 7 yards of taffeta and the underskirt is made of 50 yards of two different types of tulle. The necklace is also handmade, created for a masquerade ball I attended last Halloween.

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iPhone 6
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/2.2
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
160
Date Taken
Nov 5, 2016, 8:05:08 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 (Windows)
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planxtafroggie's avatar
planxtafroggie|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow I’ve been looking for that kind of damask velvet covered taffeta fabric for quite some time now.  They stopped selling it at Walmart and I’ve been struggling to find it online ever since. >~>
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Thy-Darkest-Hour|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :D 

I bought mine in bulk (10 Yards) on ebay.

You can find lots of color combinations for this print here: www.ebay.com/itm/TAFFETA-DAMAS…
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planxtafroggie|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks hun!  Though it does look like I’ll have to save up quite a bit of cash to order 10 yards... maybe when I get back from vacation this June. XDD
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Thy-Darkest-Hour|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D May want to shop around a bit really, I think I bought mine in bulk for $40, but the black/white is the most common color.
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Poturos|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, thats a great fabric pattern and the bodice is lovely. It makes the gown look precious and not too exaggerated at once. :)
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Thy-Darkest-Hour|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, I absolutely adore this fabric, and there's so much of it!
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cherie-stenson|Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work..
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Thy-Darkest-Hour's avatar
Thy-Darkest-Hour|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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cherie-stenson|Hobbyist Photographer
Daisy you're welcome by Aurora-Alley  
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Paullettel's avatar
Beautiful dress:happybounce: 
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Thy-Darkest-Hour|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :hug:
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Paullettel's avatar
Any more ?
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Thy-Darkest-Hour|Hobbyist General Artist
Yes :D I have one on a mannequin in my room, just need the motivation to finish the bustle (and the know how lol)
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HazetheHawk13|Hobbyist General Artist
Very Beautiful 
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Thy-Darkest-Hour|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
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Thy-Darkest-Hour|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :D
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tinselizzi|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a ornate dress! Wow!
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Thy-Darkest-Hour|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :D
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rooldeewurldman's avatar
Amazing! You have an excellent talent for dress making. I Love it!
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Thy-Darkest-Hour|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :), I'm all ready to make my next one
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CatsHaveNoRules's avatar
Woah how long did it take to make it?
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Thy-Darkest-Hour's avatar
Thy-Darkest-Hour|Hobbyist General Artist
A couple of weeks, mostly I had a long wait on the lace to come from China. Thanks!!
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CatsHaveNoRules's avatar
Well you sure had to be patient while waiting for it
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