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Civil War Day Gown by Thy-Darkest-Hour Civil War Day Gown by Thy-Darkest-Hour
This is the Civil War day gown that I made to wear in 2017 at the Civil War Days in Guyandotte, WV.

The jacket is red brocade lined with black cotton, I think it may be my favorite piece that I've made. The skirt is black cotton with a hand sewn brocade accent, it is fully pleated rather than gathered for a clean look.

The shirt was purchased online (Probably from China).
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is such a stunning ensemble; congratulations, it is truly exquisite!

I know that you've already posted a couple of stock photos of you wearing the lovely velvet and taffeta black and white gown you made; however, it would also be awesome if we could get a few stock photos of you wearing both this gorgeous red and black gown and the beautiful plum taffeta gown you made, as well.

I am fairly certain many of us would quite happily beg to make this a reality, should you indicate that it would help! lol
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, I can't wait to wear it to the Civil War reenactment this year, though its really not historically accurate for that time period. Also, thank you for your interest, hopefully some day I can get my neighbor to take photos for me with all of my gowns, she's very good and did some halloween photography for me last year in costume.
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Black-B-o-x Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Fabulous! :love:
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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cherie-stenson Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it!
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! 
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cherie-stenson Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome!  Smile 
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seralune Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so gorgeous and beautiful :la:
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017
beautiful
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :floating:
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loner911 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
it's amazing!!!! Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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HeartStorm4ever Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, what an amazingly beautiful dress! I always loved those dresses! And it's a dream of mine to wear one someday!
Thank you for sharing! ^^
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the wonderful compliment. About two years ago it was my dream too. I had been quilting for a while and somehow decided to try my hand at costume making, I got so mad at the pattern that I shredded, fortunately I have a better understanding now, it may take a little time, but if you're interested, I say go for it!
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HeartStorm4ever Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. Really? It does seem a complicated pattern (I'm used to costume patterns). I bet that it need a big petit-coat to get that full effect that it has on the picture. Or some kind of wire net (I've seen some people use this mostly in cosplays, to give the full skirt effect)

You're amazing, you know that?
You create amazing stock, amazing jewellery and amazing clothes! Is there anything that you can't do?
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You can actually buy the petticoats online for $30 or less depending on the width and quality that you want, thats where this one came from. For my ballgowns though, I have a skirt that goes over it that has about 50 yards of tulle in it, talk about a monster to try to sew! I just got a mannequin that I'm going to start using to drape my new project, can't wait. On this one though, that red jacket is probably the easiest thing I've ever made, the simplicity pattern was very straightforward, it really taught me how lining is supposed to be done easily. 

Oh there's a lot I can't do, I'm one of those people who is a jack of all trades, but a master of none! 

And if you're used to costume patterns, a dress would be a breeze, the skirts are so easy, and the rest is nothing different. This jacket actually came from a steampunk costume, Simplicity 1248 www.simplicity.com/simplicity-…
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HeartStorm4ever Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, got it. Thanks for the tip. O.O 50 yards of tulle to sew? Holy moly! And I've complained when sewing Elsa's cape from Frozen!Phew!
Thanks for sharing, really.
Well, to me you're a master of many things ^^
About the mannequin, can you tell me where you got it? I've been searching for one for so long! I can't find one that it's justly priced.
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it was a trip, very hard to get all that under the sewing machine and keep it out of your face and your way! I found out that you can buy 40 yard bolts of tulle on ebay for $12 in pretty much any color.

Sure, I got the mannequin from ebay (I love ebay it seems, and it loves my wallet) it was $33.99 www.ebay.com/itm/391685485202 but still a good investment I feel, I try to be as economical as possible when making anything.
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HeartStorm4ever Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I can imagine. Yeah, eBay has that advantages ^^
Wow,that's a great price! The ones I've found so far were over $100; that's way too much to give for something. I do my best to be economical as well. Nowadays, every cent saved is welcomed.
Btw, thanks for sharing that pattern with me! After seeing it, I realized that's a really easy pattern, and I can reproduce the pattern on my own; no need to buy it! ;) That, and that site has great patterns.
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