My Wishing dress, new photos

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Postby Terrilee » Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:27 pm

Loverly! I really love the green on you! And all those pleats!
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Postby m d b » Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:16 pm

What can I say, I love pleats;) I have a couple more SCA dresses that will be fully pleated like this as well;)

And then there's the Mina Red Dress later in the year as well.... It's a good thing I can handsew again...;)
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Postby m d b » Sun Nov 19, 2006 4:11 am

Photos from today when I wore the dress again:)
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Postby Orianna » Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:50 am

Wow! Very nice! :D You don't have the side drapes pulled back, but I assume that's because you wanted it to look less like the wishing dress. Or do the European/Australian versions not have the slanted paniers?

The fabric looks great in the sunlight. And with your blondish hair, it makes me think of how Christine might really have looked. Especially in that setting, with the old-fashioned buildings.

Now, that black dress to your left... the bodice looks very familiar. It might be in my Harper's Bazar book. And didn't someone ask about making it, here on this board, earlier this year?
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Postby m d b » Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:40 pm

Hehe, no I just lost weight and the panniers are hanging too loosely (so are aflling forward) ;) I need to adjust the pannier and backdrape layer. (I lost 8cm from my hips which is about 2 1/2 inches.)

I made the black dress in 2004. I think I posted about it here.. The bolero is from I think 1872 in Harper's Bazaar as was used as inspiration for a costume in Portrait of a lady.

Thanks.
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Postby operafantomet » Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:46 am

m d b wrote:Photos from today when I wore the dress again:)

I need to be a member to see the pictures. Would it be possible to post a picture here? Please? :D
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Postby m d b » Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:10 am

Actually I was sent the url to a public place to view the images:
http://nzphotographic.exposuremanager.c ... al_village
There are more there than on the forums:)
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Postby Rebecca » Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:05 pm

You both look very lovely!!
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Postby operafantomet » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:40 pm

You do indeed! Brava!

I especially like the bodice of your Wishing dress. It looks so well tailored. Luuuvely.
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Postby operafantomet » Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:42 pm

PS - will you add some of these photos to your website? I send people there a lot, and it would be nice for them to see pictures of the finished dress. Especially when it's so good-looking!
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Postby m d b » Wed Feb 14, 2007 4:36 pm

Thanks:) I think I have permission to use them, but I'll have to make sure.
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Postby m d b » Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:04 am

I wore my dress again today and finally got a nice photo of the back of it.
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I made a few minor changes to the bodice as well, I'm possibly going to change it again at later date;)
You can see some more photos from the day in my flickr account as well.
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Postby fetishfairy » Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:06 am

Thats really beautiful! The backside looks really good... So does your friends dresses :D
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Postby elensari » Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:22 am

You all look most lovely. I adore that your girlfriend did the crossover dress from Portrait of a Lady. I love that one. I have pictures from when it was selling on ebay. I of course could not afford it, but I have pics, if she would like them.

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Postby m d b » Sun Mar 25, 2007 5:00 pm

Thank you both:)

Actually the Portrait of a lady dress is mine too;)
http://costumes.glittersweet.com/historical/bella.htm

I'm really glad you recgnised it:) I adapted the dress because I loved how the bolero goes up at the back in the original Harper's Bazaar plate. And because I wanted to see how much fabric would go into a fully pleated underskirt.
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Postby Elin » Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:04 pm

Wow, I just looked at the pictures of the Portrait of a lady dress. It is amazing -they both are. And your hair looks lovely in all the pictures.
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Postby operafantomet » Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:09 pm

The new pictures are da bomb! I hope you'll add them to your site.

I too am a fan of that "Portrait of a lady" outfit (despite I've ever seen the movie) - it looks incredibly classy and well made.
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Postby m d b » Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:23 am

Sorry for the extreme delay.. Anea knows why but I should explain to others.

We had a house fire in April and I have only today got everything settled to be able to have on call internet access! Two months and one day later...

Anyway, I can now add these photos to my site, but it will be a while before I can at least I now am able to actually edit html!

All my costumes were affected by smoke and water, this dress included. Luckily of the first lot of costumes cleaned this one came away relatively unscathed :) The appliques are greyish tinted but the dress is back to being very clean and hasn't been distressed. Unlike some of my other costumes.
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We have today had a tender for rebuilding approved so in about a month (so long as the paperwork is scrupulously sorted) the building will start and we should be back in at about Christmas.
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Postby Fannie Kikinshoot » Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:21 am

Oh my gosh!!!! I am so sorry about this tragic event! I am very happy that you are safe and sound though, you can always make more dresses!!!
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Postby Acacia » Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:06 am

Michaela, my goodness! What a mess! I hope all household living things survived. It looks positively disheartening and devastating.

Here’s sending you best wishes and speedy rebuilding! May the paperwork gods bless you so that all other things will fall into place.

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