Springtime frock coat dress is done

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Springtime frock coat dress is done

Postby Madamekat » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:48 am

Thank you so much, Heather, for advising me which of your patterns to modify to make this suit!

Both overjacket and faux vest are the 432 Tea gown
Skirt is the 221 Tie Back skirt
hat was hand blocked in my dining room over a hand carved styrofoam hatblock. Millinery on the cheap!


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and here are me and Lady LaSalle!

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Postby smt22 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:14 am

It's beautiful! How did you make it so quickly??? :shock: You are amazing.
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Postby julievictorian » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:23 am

madamkat,

you always look amazing!!!

the outfit is gorgeous and the hat is brilliant!!!
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Postby Karolina » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:18 am

It looks amazing Madamekat! You both look amazing!
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Postby katiekat1066 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:05 pm

Madamekat, I'm in awe! I hope I can make my new outfit look half as good as yours!

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Postby Yvonne » Mon Apr 27, 2009 5:01 am

Huhhhhh! :shock:

I usually am more of a lurker but I just have to say I like this dress a lot. Very fashionable and beautiful
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Postby mette.wikkelso » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:21 am

I was a lurker up until I saw your hat.
It is beyond beautiful!

I looked around in the Internet to find out more about hat blocking, but I cannot figure out how you blocked your hat? How did you get the block out after you finished?

I fully respect that you sell hats, and may not want to share the secrets, but I just had to ask, just in case:) The design is to wonderful not to try.
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Postby Madamekat » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:11 am

Thank you all sooo much for the wonderful compliments! How kind you all are!

mette.wikkelso~ I don't mind at all sharing how I did it, but I admit my method was a little unconventional!

See the whole story here:http://www.carolinabelles.net/vb/showthread.php?t=13928
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Postby wyte phantom » Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:49 am

Haha! you have seen the Gypsy Lady hats as well! Absolutely beautiful as ever. I would never have thought of using stripes for the coat, but it works so well!
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Postby mette.wikkelso » Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:07 pm

Oh, thank you:)

One question though: How much, and where did you put the millinery wire? You talk about using it, but not where.
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Postby LidiaBest » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:18 pm

I love the scallops and buttons on your skirt. You did a wonderful job on this outfit.

Love,
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Postby HighButtonBoots » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:26 pm

Madame Kat, you have stunned us all once again with another smashing dress! And I do love your hat. :D Unfortunately I can't wear any bodices that long without looking really short (curse my family's short-legged genes). :lol: But you look fabulous in almost anything!
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Postby diana » Fri May 01, 2009 4:29 pm

AAAAHHH! You both look so great!

Dang, Kat, I wish you lived in Calif.
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Postby Madamekat » Sat May 09, 2009 9:50 am

mette.wikkelso wrote:Oh, thank you:)

One question though: How much, and where did you put the millinery wire? You talk about using it, but not where.


Denise Nadine taught me how to make hats and she can teach you, too! Here's the basics in her own words:

http://www.denisenadinedesign.com/Hat%20Learning.htm

And thanks again, Everyone, for the kind compliments! I'm so happy the dress was a success!
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