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Civil War Dress 2018 by Thy-Darkest-Hour Civil War Dress 2018 by Thy-Darkest-Hour

Come see me this November 4th at the Guyandotte Civil War Days!

I did very well not posting anything of this one until it was finished. I may make a finishing touch or two before November on the Jacket (which won’t close on miss mannequin), but I’m very pleased with the skirt, especially the detail on the hem. (Skirt entirely of my own design, no pattern, each stripe is a separate piece of fabric attached with a French seam).

I learned something new while making this jacket and browsing the instructions that I didn’t follow because it wanted to leave exposed, unfinished seams, and that was how to add internal sleeve supports to keep the shoulders puffy.

Hope to see you there!

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ebee-the-artist Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I can't believe you made this! It looks amazing!
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
THanks so much! I love costuming.
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ebee-the-artist Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! You're so talented Kawaii Mouse (Being Kawaii) [V1] 
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K2-Black-Panther Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018
Wow beautiful dress. Do a video of you spinning around in it.
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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planxtafroggie Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely! ^^
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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mecengineer Featured By Owner May 1, 2018
beautiful
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner May 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So beautiful!
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: Thank you!
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DarkRaevon Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice.  I was/am a seamstress for historical events but haven't made anything for the Civil War era in a long time.  Rev War and such have been my specialty but this is beautiful.  
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I sincerely believe that I am in love with the giant skirts of the 1860's, some day I hope to venture into the bustle era, I'm currently working on something smaller, and hopefully my next project will be Renaissance. Thank you for commenting, I very much appreciate it.
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DarkRaevon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.  <3   The bustle era is interesting.  And you have to get used to walking in them.  
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I have no doubt! I know the giant skirts of the 1860's take some getting used to as well.
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DarkRaevon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh they do.  I used to reenact that time period and wore many hoop skirts and such.  
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! :)  You are quite the talent! :clap:!!
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, I seem to have found a love for making things I can touch.
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
P.S. Very seriously...And I'm not sure what you do with your work after the events they are used for.  But you could apply to work for Hollywood; make big money from these gorgeous pieces... create all kinds of garments for them.  Get paid handsomely for doing what you love most.
Just something to think about. :)! :sun:!!
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Currently I only sew for myself and attend reenactments because I really love dressing up, always have. Thank you for your confidence in my work, I very much appreciate that :hug: I just love doing it for me, it takes me a long time to make something because I have so many unfinished projects lying around!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand... It is so Very important to Love what we do. :heart:


Just know that you've got what it takes if you ever change your mind. Never doubt that. Even I, one who knows zilch about sewing, can very clearly see that. :hug:!!
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It must be so rewarding too afterwards, to look upon and say, "I created this"!  :)  Exceptional work you do; very meticulous, too.
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, exactly! I was so so thrilled last year when strangers asked to take my picture, and a press person turned around from the crowd to take my picture, that was a wonderful high.
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah see, that speaks Volumes! :)  You have opportunities, girl! :thumbsup::)
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Abigtreehugger Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful piece of work, its a shame more people don't take pride in producing work like this anymore. Fantastic choice in colour.
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for commenting on my work, this really helped to make my day :hug: Thank you!
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Abigtreehugger Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
You are most welcome, I hope you didn't have a bad day.

I use to do some dressmaking and leatherwork myself and I always appreciate when I see a piece where somebody else has put real heart and soul into the work. It really is a beautiful dress. I would love to see it on you but I am the other side of the Atlantic.
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
No, not at all, its been a pretty good week. 

I usually post pictures of me in my costumes, but that will come later I'm sure, the event I'll wear this to is in November, a long while off, so I'm ahead of the game this year, I refuse to wear the same dress twice.
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Abigtreehugger Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I look forward to seeing that.
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018
That is GORGEOUS! 
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Thy-Darkest-Hour Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much :hug:
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PridesCrossing Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
:hug: You're very welcome!
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