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Civil War Ballgown by Thy-Darkest-Hour Civil War Ballgown by Thy-Darkest-Hour
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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Civil War Ballgown by Thy-Darkest-Hour ( Suggested by LindArtz and Featured by pinkythepink )
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planxtafroggie Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  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 Featured By Owner May 12, 2018  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 Featured By Owner May 20, 2018  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 Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  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 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  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 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  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 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work..
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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cherie-stenson Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Daisy you're welcome by Aurora-Alley  
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Paullettel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
Beautiful dress:happybounce: 
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :hug:
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Paullettel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
Any more ?
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  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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Paullettel Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
It was beautiful as you are
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HazetheHawk13 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Beautiful 
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016
so nice
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :D
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tinselizzi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What a ornate dress! Wow!
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :D
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rooldeewurldman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
Amazing! You have an excellent talent for dress making. I Love it!
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :), I'm all ready to make my next one
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CatsHaveNoRules Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
Woah how long did it take to make it?
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
Well you sure had to be patient while waiting for it
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Mikedbrown Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Student Artist
what a gorgeous dress & HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2 YOU
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :floating: You also
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Vampirekitten19 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wow when you get it is it real?
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, :D I finished making this in October
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Vampirekitten19 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wow so well done I wish I could sew like this 😍
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carnival Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
SpeeeecTACular~! \8D hot dang you are Super talented~!
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :hug: I love making things.
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Congrats
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :floating:
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garyjsmith Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, that truly is incredible!
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much :hug:
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ForeverEvee Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
...wow. Simply wow. Really gorgeous design. Incredible!
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks so much, I'm in love with the fabric
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ratfoil Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Very well done.
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :floating:
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wickedwizard1991 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so awesome. i really like the design and color choices.
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, I had to have this fabric when I saw it
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wickedwizard1991 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome it really is cool where did u get it from or do u know what it's called?
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I purchased the fabric from ebay, it is a damask print taffeta, the bodice pattern is by a company called Truly Victorian and the skirt pattern is my own.
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wickedwizard1991 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'll definitely check it out thanks for the info.
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Thetinynekowarrior Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
Oh, wow! I don't really care too much for dresses, but this one is absolutely beautiful~
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :floating:
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Thetinynekowarrior Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
You're welcome! :3
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moonxbunneh Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This made me think Scarlet O'Hara!!  Such a beautiful dress!  I love it!
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :floating: This was for a Civil War ball!
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