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hello disaster

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PostSubject: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:43 pm

that consumed the last three weeks of my life!

inspired by this one


my rendering(shitty scan, and shitty photobucket edit job....sorry)


pattern drafting!
from this big


to this big!


materials!

there is a trim missing in this one....but you'll see it in a bit!

fitted mock up



from that to this

pretty stoked!


uh...after the first week and a few days i was here


then here

that grey fabric frayed like a bitch!!! i looked like i was attack by fuzzy grey kittens it was horrible

then i got here

note- that ruching gathering...whatever you want to call it was done by hand! gaaaaaah! whilst i was doing that i likened it to the lining of a casket...

then the trim desicion
this?

or this?


hmmm.....this one

yup..


then came the velvet ribbon around the skirt...about 4.5 hours of hand sewing later i was done...and looked like so(ignore the fact that it is pinned on in this picture...)


aaaaaand finally!::drumroll::
professional pictures weeeee



smiling is obviously not my forte
wut...the sun was in my eyes..... but there she is in all her glory...oh the exhausting glory....

for moar pictures go here:http://jpfaces.zenfolio.com/p362207245

whew....i told you there would be lots of pictures...
its not totally done... a few snaps and noodling over whether i want to sew on the appliques that i got... but thats what owned my life for three weeks... and i love it


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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:49 pm

oh my god.

its AMAZING.

and really pretty. you look lovely.
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:26 pm

Wow Kate! I don't envy you doing all that hand ruching! It turned out beautifully though, and all in three weeks. You must have a lot of patience.
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:44 pm

Absolutely gorgeous! You do the lovely and filthy Victorians proud.
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:52 pm

You have no idea the awesomeness of that dress! I know professional seamstresses that would balk at all that ruching!!!! And you look MARVELOUS in it!
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:57 pm

phwoar.
so uh, wanna make my wedding dress when i eventually get married?
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:13 am

Woah, that is incredible! I want to make a ballgown!
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:32 am

Oh it's beautiful!
I am incredibly jealous!
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:48 am

OMG that is AMAZING! I Love it!
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:15 am

:O
THAT IS JAW DROPPINGLY STUNNING.
Superrr jealous of your skills!

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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Mon Jan 26, 2009 11:47 am

thanks everyone!!! im glad that it turned out how i imagined...the fact that it is now a garment and not just a rendering still weird and i cant quite wrap my head around that... but i love it and want to wear it all the time!!!!

im glad everyone loves it tooo!!!
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:23 pm

Ow it's beautiful, i love the color !!
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:24 pm

woah, thats amazing!

you look beautiful!
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:15 pm

kate that is so incredible
major respect for your sewing abilitied
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:17 pm

omg that only took you three weeks?! DAmn grl!
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:39 pm

yup three weeks! if i was to tackle this on my own it would take like 3 months!!
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:12 pm

WTF how did I miss this?

Kate, that's completely amazing. Three weeks. Goddamn.

I am in awe of your skill *bows* That's seriously fricking great.

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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:42 pm

oh god.. that's so awesome kate!
i love victorian stuff and i looovee your dress.. you chose a really pretty colour

maybe, you could be interested in this blog
http://theartofclothes.blogspot.com/
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:02 pm

wow that is really awesome Kate! I love it!
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:33 am

Wow, that is really fancy! Great job on that. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:08 pm

thanks again girls!!

im getting really excited for the ball... i want it to be April now!
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:44 pm

AMAZINNNNNNNG
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:37 pm

made a matching reticule(purse) for saturday




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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:40 pm

cute! you're talented girlie Smile
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PostSubject: Re: the ballgowns...(lotsapictures)   Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:54 am

That's freaking beautiful.
I am super impressed.
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