tiistai 26. heinäkuuta 2016

Edwardian evening gown

It's made of duchess silk satin. Bodice is lined with cotton and covered with cotton bobbinet. All bodice seams are boned. Skirt is faced with silk satin and it has two cotton bobbinnet over layers. White tulle layer is covered with c. 7000 silver sequins, individually attached. Black tulle has a Greek key appliqué that I cut out of silk velvet and hand stitched in place. Rows of silver and gunmetal sequins border the tulle layers. I also added paper flowers as a decoration.

Straight seams are machine sewn, the rest is hand sewn. Skirt pattern is based on the 1901-1902 reception gown in Patterns of Fashion. Bodice is patterned by myself.

It's worn over a corset that I made from an Atelier Sylphe pattern that was drawn after an original Edwardian corset. Truly a great pattern. I'm also wearing one cotton petticoat.
















Testing an S-curve pose.



The inspiration



Stitching the velvet appliqué.


Sequin project.


I used the same technique than in this original Edwardian dress.


Insides


Corset



33 kommenttia:

  1. This is absolutely exquisite!!! I adore everything you do, but I think this may be my new favorite. Just stunning.

    VastaaPoista
  2. You did it! Huzzah for Greek Keys! They are my one weakness!! It turned out most extraordinary!! All your hard work totally paid off!
    Blessings!
    g

    VastaaPoista
  3. Stunning and with immense attention to detail as always. And wow does your waist look small! I am always impressed by your creations.

    Best,
    Quinn

    VastaaPoista
  4. You look stunning! You did an amazing job on the dress- I cannot believe all the hand work you did.

    VastaaPoista
  5. Wow, that is stunning! Amazing work, as always.

    VastaaPoista
  6. OMG!! I love this SOOOOO MUCH!! Gorgeous.

    VastaaPoista
  7. So beautiful! Your work is so amazing!

    VastaaPoista
  8. Seven thousand sequins! What a feat! Quite an exquisite gown. And spot on S curve pose!

    Caroline

    VastaaPoista
  9. This is absolutely stunning. I love the shape and the flow of the fabric and knowing you applied all of those sequins by hand is amazing :) A truly beautiful dress.

    VastaaPoista
  10. Stunning! You have the shape absolutely perfect. I also really like the seamlines in the tulle overlay - they are quite elegantly placed.

    VastaaPoista
  11. That's gorgeous and so perfect that you look like a time traveller.

    VastaaPoista
  12. Gorgeous gown! The S-curve photos were the BEST!

    VastaaPoista
  13. I can't even begin to tell you how gorgeous this is! You are so talented!

    VastaaPoista
  14. You literally look like you stepped out of a fashion plate! Bravo! Beautiful work!

    VastaaPoista
  15. Stunning, as always! Can't wait to see it in person at Coco!

    VastaaPoista
  16. Stunning - soooo beautiful. I love this gown! Great work!

    VastaaPoista
  17. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    VastaaPoista
  18. Wow It's precious your dress. I attemp to sew an 1905's ensemble. It's the first time I made all the pieces I will wear. I start with the corset, wich is the most difficult part I think, but I very happy with the results with chemise and drawers.

    VastaaPoista
  19. I'm breathless! This dress is absolutely stunning!

    VastaaPoista
  20. Lovely! Love the drape of the bodice and thank you for the insides-picture, it's alway fascinating to see!

    VastaaPoista
  21. Amazing work and you look stunning! As always! :)

    VastaaPoista
  22. what was the name of the corset i love it dearly!

    VastaaPoista
  23. It's so beautiful! You put such an incredible amount of time and effort into your costumes, and they're always amazing. I can't imagine how tedious it is to sew seven thousand sequins on individually.

    VastaaPoista
  24. Absolutely beautiful! What do you charge for work like this?

    VastaaPoista
  25. Great taste and workmanship as always. Very happy to see your new projects!

    VastaaPoista
  26. To achieve the historical silhouette did you use hip pads like this http://thepeacockdress.com/2015/02/the-edwardian-silhouette-emerges/ or is the corset the solely responsible foundation garment?

    If you are comfortable answering, what the reduction of corset?

    As always, your workmanship is stunning!

    VastaaPoista
  27. Another work of art! Just beautiful! Would you mind sharing which Atelier Sylphe pattern you chose? Thank you in advanced!

    VastaaPoista
  28. Félicitations c'est merveilleusement beaux !!!

    VastaaPoista
  29. So pretty! Lovely work. Did you draft your corset pattern? I love how simple it is, yet a perfect shape.

    VastaaPoista
  30. Wonderful!!! Do you have the corset pattern do upload for us ou send via email please?
    Love your work!!
    ma.sweetheresy@gmail.com

    Thank you very much!!

    VastaaPoista
  31. Oh my gosh, this is without a doubt some of the most beautiful work that I have EVER seen. How dare you call yourself an amateur! And you look absolutely gorgeous in the pictures. I'm am seriously in awe.

    VastaaPoista