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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 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such an elegant thing. Great job on the shaping. I love the gold red fabric you used
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I also love the fabric, I wish I had more of it.
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, just keep some pretty fabric around
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Zulma-san Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
This is gorgeous! Wow! The fabric is delightful and the work amazing!
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :hug:
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Zulma-san Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
My pleasure.
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Athanasia-Fashions Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work!
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
And thanks for the :+fav:!
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nobleknightkaeru Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
H-holy...

This is possibly one of the most beautiful dresses I've ever seen ;^; Almost looks like it could be a wedding dress or something.
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :hug:
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LadyArwynn16 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful fabric indeed!!!!
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:iconfashionatelier:
FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It was love at first sight! :D
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LadyArwynn16 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You could probably pull off an Italian Ren with the fabric as well. Im jealous, it is very pretty fabric.
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AccidentallyPoetic Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Beautifully done!
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it! :D
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've featured this piece in my journal here: [link] . Keep up the great work!! :glomp:
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is my first time being featured; thank you so much for the honour! :hug:
I'm very glad you like it, and thanks for the :+fav:! :love:
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're more than welcome! :heart: I can't believe this is your first time being featured... You're so talented!! :wow:
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh my goodness... This is simply amazing!!! :wow:
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MostlyMatthew Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How beautiful! I love the choice of fabric. So incredibly rich!
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! =D
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ember-snow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is very lovely!!
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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ember-snow Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course!
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Stella-G Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
The red/gold fabric is STUNNING. Love it.
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Stella-G Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
The red/gold fabric is STUNNING. Love it.
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Isn't it? :love: I fell in love at first sight! I'm so glad you think so, too. :D
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thespes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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thespes Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're quite welcome!
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Otakufangirlism Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!~ ^ ^
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like it! :D
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Otakufangirlism Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
^ ^
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Mommy-Silver Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This is sweet work... bloody well done! :clap:
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:iconfashionatelier:
FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! :love:
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EmrT Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing work!! Lucky cousin!!!

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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it! =D
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work!
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:iconfashionatelier:
FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! <3
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Gwenyver-Costumes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Wow! This is really gorgeous!
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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This gown is beautiful!
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FashionAtelier Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :D
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