1870's Bustle Gown

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1870's Bustle Gown

Postby thefadedstitch » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:59 pm

Sorry for the poor quality of the photo, my 12-year-old snapped it for me in dim light. I also apologize for the wrinkled state of the gown, I was checking for last minute adjustments before an event tomorrow.
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Re: 1870's Bustle Gown

Postby LidiaBest » Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:28 pm

This is ridiculously beautiful! I'm so jealous of you right now! :-D

What is that green fabric?
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Re: 1870's Bustle Gown

Postby DarthCynthia » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:02 pm

Gorgeous colors! You look great! :D
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Re: 1870's Bustle Gown

Postby Miss Cindy » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:41 am

Those colors are wonderful! Lovely gown. I really like how you tweaked the bodice pattern to make it unique. Looks great. I second the question on the fabric.
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Re: 1870's Bustle Gown

Postby thefadedstitch » Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:41 am

Thank You for the compliments! The event went wonderfully and people loved the gown. I did end up adding one more row of black trim on the skirt, just above the one in the picture. It worked out perfectly. While I did not make the hat, reticule or chemisette, the rest of the outfit represents about three weeks worth of work. I am very happy with how it turned out and am glad other people have enjoyed the color combination. It was fun to educate people on just how exciting victorian clothing can really be yesterday. Alot of people were suprised that colors like this would have existed or been popular during that time. I am already thinking about creating a second dress. The education coordinator and citizen coordinator both think we can find venues that would allow the used of bustle gowns. It's very exciting!
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Re: 1870's Bustle Gown

Postby Madamekat » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:15 am

Fabulous! Love the colors you used!
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Re: 1870's Bustle Gown

Postby Rebecca » Sat Oct 22, 2011 11:43 am

Gorgeous!!! Love the colors and the fit is perfect.

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