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#1 Step in Time

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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:59 AM

After reading about the Court Gown Challenge at Demode, I decided to enter and chose a lovely gown to duplicate. A few months later I fell in love with a different gown in Leeds,UK and changed track. 
I am blogging about my interpretation at http://aylwen.blogsp...n-progress.html and hope to wear it for a dance display at the Jane Austen Festival in April. If its not finished in time, I'll instead be taking it with me to a Baroque Dance Weekend we're attending in Potsdam, Germany, in June.

Is anyone else here entering the Demode challenge?

 

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 08:05 PM

How exciting !

 

Yes I think I might have a go too. I can't seem to master the URL & Image link buttons, when I click them they freeze the page.

 

If you google the term Marie Antoinette 1938 movie ivory & black dress, that's the one I'm thinking about doing.

 

It's a huge Ivory silk gown with large black ruffle swirls.

 

I'm just setting up myself a blog that I can update all my work on.



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 11:39 AM

Do you mean this one or the other? Both are gorgeous!

 

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 05:22 PM

Yes it's similar to the top photo, with the skirt bulk of the bottom photo.

 

I love the bottom image, it was my first choice, gorgeous bold colours, but I think someone is already doing that one.


I'm trying to set up my blog, once i'm done i'll add a link here and a link on the competition site.



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Posted 31 March 2014 - 11:16 AM

I would love to tackle an 18th century court gown, but my sewing skills need a rather generous improvement! haha! For now I will watch your progress with excitement! :D Its looking beautiful so far!



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:12 PM

Good luck to both of you. I have many ideas in my head for costumes but no time. :-( So I am cheering you both on.

 

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 07:26 PM

Good luck to both of you. I have many ideas in my head for costumes but no time. :-( So I am cheering you both on.
 
Cheers
 
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Ditto Pink lol

I have a lot of sketches & idea's and no time to actually do it lol

We still have two months to go and miracles can happen lol

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Posted 12 September 2014 - 01:48 PM

Its been some time, but I managed to get my gown finished and wore it for the 18th Century event in Potsdam this July. It was a wonderful experience, but the sewing completely drained me and its taken some time for me to get back into the sewing again.

 

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There are some more photos at:

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 10:55 AM

It's beautiful!  Well done you :)






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