Mourning dress from the Met *Pictures added*

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Mourning dress from the Met *Pictures added*

Postby Miss Cindy » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:13 pm

I am working on a remake of this dress.
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Of course I am not using material remotely close to the original. Here are a few pictures I uploaded.
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Changed the pictures of it, to show it being worn. :)
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Re: Mourning dress from the Met

Postby elensari » Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:04 am

Wow! This is my favorite dress you've made so far! Great job with the mixture of textures. Love the fabrics. It's beautiful. I can't wait to see the bodice.
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Re: Mourning dress from the Met

Postby Miss Cindy » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:21 pm

Thank you, Miss Kelly! Coming from you that is a huge compliment! Your work is always gorgeous! :D
I did not mention it in the original post, but I used the base skirt from TV208 as the foundation for it. Then I did draping for the front and winged it from there for the trims.
The fabric is a black cotton corduroy and a dark green corduroy with a finer line. It weighs a little over 5 lbs. which sounds reasonable, but it is heavy when I am carrying it in my arms. :)
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Re: Mourning dress from the Met

Postby Rhiarti » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:12 am

Ohhh that is absolutely scrumptious! You know you're doing something right when the modern project looks superior to the original! Beautiful textures, too.
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Re: Mourning dress from the Met

Postby Miss Cindy » Tue Feb 05, 2013 6:07 am

Rhiarti,
You are too kind! Thank you much! :oops:
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Re: Mourning dress from the Met

Postby Miss Cindy » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:59 am

Finished the bodice. Here are pictures of the completed dress. Not my best pictures, but they will have to do. :)
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I opted to use TV420 for the bodice, cut short, then used the sleeves from the polonaise, tapered down because I like their looser fit on my arms. And unfortunately my doll is not set to the proper size, so it looks a little rumpled on her.
The fabric is black cotton corduroy with a little stretch, then the green is fine cord corduroy cotton. And then I ended up using a polyester/nylon lace.
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Re: Mourning dress from the Met *Pictures added*

Postby Miss Cindy » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:40 am

I wanted to share with the folks here. The Metropolitan was kind enough to share pictures of the original mourning dress. Here are what they gave to me. I hope you all enjoy!
Victoria 1 Full view of bodice front
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Victoria 2 Full view of bodice back
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Victoria 3 Front of bodice, left side
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Victoria 4 Front of bodice, bow construction detail
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Victoria 5 Underside of bow detail
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Victoria 6 Skirt waistline, front view
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Victoria 7 Skirt waistline, open, interior
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Victoria 8 Skirt waistline, closed, sash detail
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Victoria 9 Skirt trim, right back side
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Victoria 10 Skirt trim, right back side, measurement detail
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Victoria 11 Skirt trim, right back side, stitch detail
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Re: Mourning dress from the Met *Pictures added*

Postby Andrea L » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:01 pm

Gorgeous dress! The corduroy looks almost like velvet in the full body shots, which adds to the coolness of it. I especially love the lace in the front of the bodice. Beautiful!
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Re: Mourning dress from the Met *Pictures added*

Postby elensari » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:47 pm

This looks fantastic! I love everything you did with it. How did you get the MET to respond to you? I have tried a couple of times, and never get a reply. Did you find a better email? If you don't mind my asking. :-)

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Re: Mourning dress from the Met *Pictures added*

Postby Miss Cindy » Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:32 pm

Miss Kelly,
I did find an email address for them. I tried to get another dress' details, but they are in the process of changing locations for their inventory and it may be 2015 before all the dust settles. They were unable to help with my second request because of it. But for the record, I contacted this fella, Mark.Joseph@metmuseum.org and he forwarded to the appropriate person for me.
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