The Burbidge Dress

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The Burbidge Dress

Postby Madamekat » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:54 am

The Burbidge Dress is the new name for my Birthday Dress. It's inspired by one of the dolls from Mr. John Burbidge's collection in the book Les Petites Dames de Mode. I was wondering what the back of the dress looked like, and Lady LaSalle called him and asked! He told her it was a black bow faced with red silk, and was just as nice as can be. Sweet!

Here's the inspiration:
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Here's my version:

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Patterns:
TV 261
TV 462 (sleeves from TV 422)
train and side panels hand drafted

unmentionables:
TV 101
TV 170

Fabrics:
Black poly taffeta with embroidery and black sequins
Black net lace with emboidery and black sequins
Red poly dupioni
Black poly dupioni lining the bodice tail
"I firmly believe that every human being has a duty to make himself as attractive as possible," Erté wrote. "Clothes are a kind of alchemy; they can transform human beings into things of beauty or ugliness."
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Re: The Burbidge Dress

Postby MaryGode » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:03 am

That is truly marvelous! I love your accessories, a top-hatted gent just makes an outfit sometimes. Did you do the sequins on the lace or did it come that way?
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Re: The Burbidge Dress

Postby Madamekat » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:13 am

MaryGode wrote:That is truly marvelous! I love your accessories, a top-hatted gent just makes an outfit sometimes. Did you do the sequins on the lace or did it come that way?


Thanks, MaryGode! Yes, the net came with all the sequins. That was such a lucky find!
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Re: The Burbidge Dress

Postby Cathi H » Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:12 am

Le Rouge & Le Noir. Absolument superbe !
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Re: The Burbidge Dress

Postby Miss Cindy » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:58 am

Wow! Just...WOW!
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Re: The Burbidge Dress

Postby Kit » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:01 pm

Your work is just amazing.
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Re: The Burbidge Dress

Postby kellydofc » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:00 pm

Amazing gown.
Ps I have never seen these dolls before but am now ordering the book thanks to your post.
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Re: The Burbidge Dress

Postby Madamekat » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:39 pm

Thank you all for your very kind words about my Burbidge gown!
"I firmly believe that every human being has a duty to make himself as attractive as possible," Erté wrote. "Clothes are a kind of alchemy; they can transform human beings into things of beauty or ugliness."
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Re: The Burbidge Dress

Postby diana » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:43 pm

OMG! That is truly beautiful! Great job! :bounce:
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Re: The Burbidge Dress

Postby smt22 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:05 am

I hope you sent him a picture of your finished dress! It looks wonderful.
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Re: The Burbidge Dress

Postby David H Smith » Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:01 am

A great amount of work gone into that, and a great dress as a result! Did you hand pleat all the red pleats on the panniers?
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Re: The Burbidge Dress

Postby Jessa » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:08 pm

That is an amazing dress!
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Re: The Burbidge Dress

Postby Helena » Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:02 pm

Lovely dress! How fun you got inspired by a book and decided to make your own version!
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Re: The Burbidge Dress

Postby Flippper » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:25 pm

Perfection! I think that is your prettiest creation yet.

What type of necklace are you wearing? It's difficult to see at such a distance, it suits the gown so well.

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