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18th Century Gown -prettier by Verdaera 18th Century Gown -prettier by Verdaera
Here's my 18th Century Gown again, with a prettier picture at done-up hair! I know my glasses aren't period, but they had them back then so who cares. My mother spent 2 nights trying to devise a hairstyle that would work with my hair and it turned out awesome. My hair's thin and I couldn't get a pompador :p

Again, all silk, hand-pleated trim, over a fully boned corset and pocket-hoops. I will be adding a fichu, embroidered lawn ruffles, and hat soon, and hopefully shoes.

Picture taken at Dragon*Con 2009 before the Friday Night Costume Contest. Sorry the pic isn't bigger. Thanks to ~hellostrawberry for pointing the pic out to me :)
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:iconeunichang:
eunichang Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
NICE! :D
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faerywitch Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is just awesome!
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IndifferentCentury Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous! You must have spent so much time on those box pleats.... well, you must have spent a great deal of work on the whole thing! I feel so tempted to make a silk gown now... but of course I have no need of one :P
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Black-Feather Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great work!
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MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very pretty:)
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DamagedDevil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
that dress is beautiful
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Baroquecat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What a beautiful gown! I reallyappreciate the historical authenticity of it too. Would love seeing the complete outfit. :-)
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Avarahaiel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Regarding the hem: I don't know about 18th C. practice but in the 19th C. it was more common to adjust length from the waist and not from the hemline. Also, in the 19th C. most nicer dresses had the hem "faced" with a different type of material to take the wear and tear of brushing against the ground better. I doubt you want to go that route now after all the work you've done on that beautiful hem!

A really lovely dress. :D
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Adobe-Wan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
that is a BEAUTIFUL gown. and you make it look even better
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XxAlmightyStanxX Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
I saw you at D*C and I wanted to tell you that your dress is fantastic! Beautiful job!
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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intrepid1708 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
Very nice! :)
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wookborm Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009   Artisan Crafter
absolutely gorgeous!
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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ladyrose04 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the self trim. The whole gown is beautiful. I second the idea of trying to shortening the skirt at the waist which should be less of a pain than taking off all that pretty pleated trim. I know the problem is that most people don't know how to walk with someone in a full length dress. However, even slightly shorter skirt might help even a little since if it doesn't touch the ground it is a little harder to trod on it unintentionally until they do learn.
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betapleatedsheet Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
you look beautiful!
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:blush: thanks!
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AlAlNe Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Just beautiful!1 I love the stunning attention to detail you have. The silk is glorious. Have you thought about adding another petticoat to lift the skirt a bit? Might try it before altering. I'm inspired to create more!!
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Thanks!

I do have one cotton petticoat under the first one, I was thinking of adding ruffles to it for floof, but not sure I want to add a 3rd one in there. I do have heels I intend to wear with them when it's done, I wore flat tennis shoes with it, so I think I'll see what happens when I get the shoes done before I alter it :)
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AlAlNe Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
great idea! Don't forget to put comfy insoles inside. That can help alot!
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InesRoselle Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Very nice dress. :)
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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aelthwyn Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
nice work! and beautifull colours! :D
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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Pheonix023 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
turned out great!
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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ARC-K-80 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Don't forget about fixing the bottom hem!
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ugg! Not looking forward to that! That's 12 yards of of trim!
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ARC-K-80 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
*hugs* Yeah, but hopefully you can figure out how to reduce the problem this time around. You might be able to find ripstop fabric in the same color. It wouldn't match the rest, but I don't think there's gonna be anyone looking that closely at the hem.
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well, I AM enough of a costume snob to not use ripstop nylon on a historical dress ;) I'll just finish the hem and raise the skirt up off the floor. And trust me... if I notice other people's hems, I'm sure they notice mine ;)
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ARC-K-80 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
haha, true, I suppose. Oh well. *shrugs* You'll just have to hope it ends better than it did this year.
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Saelok Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wear higher heels... or take the skirt part of and make it a little shorter on top :)
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Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do have heels I am *trying* to fashion into 18th century shoes. I wore tennis shoes to the con and they probably saved me feet, but yeah, once I have proper shoes I could raise it off the ground more :)
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Saelok Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have all leather riding shoes that have a low heel and are mighty comfortable without looking out of 19th century period ;) I wear those to events outdoor and for indoor I have nice little boots with a 1 1/2 inch heel, comfortable enough to stand and walk on an entire weekend! My mom once wore crocs under her dress!!! :wow:
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Saelok Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well no I've never been to D*Con, nor will I ever I think ;) I'd choose walking length dresses when in crowds, in the picture the hem is touching the ground which is such a waste for that pretty silk, people at fairs are rude, don't pay attention where they leave their feet or bump and brush into your silk dress or steel underwires because they can't be bothered to politely ask to pass.
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ARC-K-80 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
The problem with it was actually people accidentally stepping on it. It didn't actually touch the ground 95% of the time. So I don't think making it a bit shorter would help... and if you've been to D*Con, you know why wearing heels of any sort is pretty much torture. It's the main reason I'm dreading getting to work on my Iron Man costume, because it's got two-inch heels in the back of the boot.
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leodox Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
very nice and wonderful detailed and nice choice on hair and you look really pretty and by the way it really hard to find period style glasses.
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Autumn-Fyre Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :clap:
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
ty :)
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HeatherD Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Very nice! Lovely fabric choices :)
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:iconverdaera:
Verdaera Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) I was worried about the green at first but now it's grown on me
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AnariaZar-Rel Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Lovely! :)
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