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Rustling Silk Stripes by ColeV Rustling Silk Stripes by ColeV
1780s silk cut-away gown I built. It is completely hand-sewn. The buttonholes are functional and fasten with two-tone death head buttons. The bodice is lined with linen and has a layer of muslin sandwiched between for extra stability. The front "zone" is attached to the stripe and treated as a full front. I will try to put up detail and interior shots soon. The back is quartered.
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CloudOfFire Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
I absolutely adore this style of gown, and the color scheme of yours is especially gorgeous.
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:iconproudlyusuratonkachi:
Has anybody ever told you that you look like Emma Thompson??? XD
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ilithyahime Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
The matching striped pattern of the sleeves and the back are incredible! It looks so great!
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GuiseMaker Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I am absolutely in love. The design and material choices are perfect!!
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LadyJamie Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
simply gorgeous! I love it.
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Durnesque Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, I really love the fabric choices... that brown stripe is lovely.
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AlAlNe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
You are amazing. Did you use a pattern as a jumping off point?
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ColeV Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It was actually draped at a workshop, but I've used that "pattern" to start some other gowns as well.
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PirateLady-Lizzy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
I love those gown This is my favorite ! Really English ;)
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Weinglasarien Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely gorgeous work!
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Meduza-Black Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Amazing!
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
NICE! (I just love the 1780's) and Oh! the death head buttons. and the long sleeves. and the big hair.

Oh, actual question: what is the hem doing? I can't see from the picture. Is it just a narrow hem or what? Also, it's a round gown right?
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ColeV Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It's a doubled 1" hem. It is actually a separate petticoat, I'll be making a round gown with a gathered top in the near future, though.
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Goldenspring Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh, ok. the bodice met the petticoat so cleanly that I though it was sewn together.
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Hiutale Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
aaww how I love stripes! : D what a beautiful dress. Lovely lovely <3 I wish I had feathers like that too.. only they're not so easy to find :/
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ColeV Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I usually get the feathers from sutlers at re-enactments, but I know The Feather Place carries them cheap online. Zucker Feathers is their wholesaler and they might have more sites or locations that sell them.
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Hiutale Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the help :) I'll try and check it out. feathers would be so cool to own ^^
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Ladyadokenai Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
this is really beautiful, and you're nuts to hand-sew it all. ;D
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