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Historical Gown by FashionAtelier Historical Gown by FashionAtelier
This gown was loosely based on the Elizabethan fashion.

This project is one of those that came out of nowhere; I just saw that fabric and *knew* I had to make something out of it!
The red fabric was 100%Polyester with a really soft velvet texture, except for the overlaid golden damask pattern, and the ivory fabric was 100%Cotton, since it was the one that'd be closer to the skin, and I wanted the dress to be comfortable.

First I did some research on historical garments, even though I already had an idea on how I wanted it to be, and finally came up with this design.

The outfit is composed of 5 pieces: a chemise, a farthingale, the white skirt, the red skirt and the bodice.
(It was supposed to have a bum roll as well, but since the cousin I made it for already had one, I didn't make it.)

The chemise has a square neckline so it'll remain hidden under the bodice, with balloon sleeves and ruched cuffs with white lace.

The farthingale and both skirts tie at the waist so the person can adjust freely; I first thought about buttoning it, but since I wasnít sure of her waist measurements I opted for that solution.

The bodice has whalebone channels both at the front and back to maintain its smooth, flat shape, with long open hanging sleeves topped with pauldrons and itís laced at the back (which although historically correct, ought to be quite troublesome) with a stranded cord in red and gold to match the dress.

Itís still missing the standing ruff and its support, I know. Iíll get to it soon, hopefully, depending on the fabrics I find for it.

I made this for my cousin because sheís a living statue performer, and Iím sure she can make use of it. =)
I also thought it was amusing when I took the bodice to apply the grommets and the man asked if it was for some sort of historical play. =D

Anyway, Iím pretty happy with how it turned out. Maybe Iíll make another version of it for myself later.
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such an elegant thing. Great job on the shaping. I love the gold red fabric you used
FashionAtelier Feb 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I also love the fabric, I wish I had more of it.
Charmed-Ravenclaw Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, just keep some pretty fabric around
This is gorgeous! Wow! The fabric is delightful and the work amazing!
FashionAtelier Aug 1, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :hug:
My pleasure.
Athanasia-Fashions Apr 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work!
FashionAtelier Apr 15, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
And thanks for the :+fav:!
nobleknightkaeru Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

This is possibly one of the most beautiful dresses I've ever seen ;^; Almost looks like it could be a wedding dress or something.
FashionAtelier Jul 30, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :hug:
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