mercredi 18 juillet 2012

My 1912 evening gown, finally!!

Hello! I finally got to take some pictures of my 1912 gown today. It was so hot last week I didn't feel like wiggling into my corset and sweating in my costume in that heat. Bot this morning was perfect! Nice light, not too hot, not too cold, and my mom was there to take the pictures.

First of all, here is the picture I first chose as my inspiration for my costume. I got it from this site :

Through the process of making the costume I decided to leave out the sleeves and the embroidery in the skirt. 

First of all I had to make the corset. If you want to see more pictures of my corset go to my original post on it here. The white chemise I'm wearing underneath is not the one I'm using with the final costume. 


And now the pictures we've all been waiting for!!!


On this picture my neighbor was asking me what we were doing and wondering why I was in such a dress on a wednesday morning :P



And don't forget the Astorias, of course!!







My insane all hand beaded belt! For those who were wondering, the design was taken from the black fabric itself. It had a lot of lines and shapes on it so I decided to follow that design. I have never taken and embroidery or beading lessons, I just made up the technique as I went along. My trick to go faster was to put 3 or 4 beads to a stich, cause beading that one bead at a time would have taken three or four times as long. 

Close-up on the bodice



Hope you like my dress! It's a little Downton Abbey-ish, don't you think? I think Lady Mary would have worn it. Anyway, I'm really proud of myself, especially the corset and the belt!

Have a nice day!



4 commentaires:

  1. Your dress is absolutely gorgeous! We should definitely have an Edwardian get together one of these days (you know, after my baby bump is gone and I have had time to make myself something).

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    1. Thanks!! I agree for the get-together! And waiting for the baby to come would also give you an excuse to make an adorable edwardian baby costume :P When are you due?

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  2. You should be so proud! The dress is lovely and the belt is amazing! And yay for Astorias! I'm glad I'm not the only one who wears them with a dress with so much white.

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    1. Thanks!! Black shoes look good with (almost) anything according to me:)

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