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24 October 2009 @ 03:04 am
Pssst, you costume and fashion folk ...  
For those people here for the fic, politics and general ranting, it may come as a surprise to know that I dabble in costume, textiles and fashion. Not that you would know it to look at me, nor at my extensive Birkenstock collection. Nevertheless, some of the people from my other lives have found their way over here, and some of you fandom folk are keen, too.

I think many of you might want to go here and look at this. My friend Deense sent me a link today, it's a gorgeous recreation of an Edwardian Worth gown, along with all the steps that went into its production. Lovely work and a beautiful result. If you like it as much as I do, you might even want to go here and vote for it to be displayed in a National Trust property. It is currently running a narrow second in the poll, behind a very cool but much plainer needlecase. We could tip the vote!

mahaliemmahaliem on October 23rd, 2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
Voted! That dress is amazing, though I don't think the photo in the gallery of items does it justice.
old_enoughold_enough on October 23rd, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
O_O Oh my goodness gracious! That is stunning. And look at the way they did the cover-up for the armpits. At least I assume that is what the extra bit of padded material under the model's armpit is. I never really thought of that before, but it works.
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on October 23rd, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
Its gorgeous, and I agree with one of the other comments, the picture of it in the voting gallery is nowhere near as good as the piccies on her journal. Have voted appropriately :)
(Anonymous) on October 23rd, 2009 09:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, that is exquisite! I love costuming, although I have zero training and skill, and haven't made anything of substance since I was a teen. But I'm a sucker for dressing up.

This isn't something we really got to talk about, but I feel we should at some point. You'll just have to stick to simple words.

nahimanaemerald_dragon8 on October 23rd, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, how beautiful! Voted!
trichinopoly ash: walter bishop: approvesaldehyde on October 24th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
that gown is exquisite! just voted for it :D
Angelinangelinadb on October 24th, 2009 05:30 am (UTC)
Saw it in person at Costume College last summer--truly beautiful in cut and fit as well as decoration!
glass_violet on October 24th, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
Oooh, aaah, pretty!
Speaking of costuming, I have reached the point where I must either make new garb or stop going to events for the time being!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on October 24th, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
*Goes to craft room and rummages for pleated front frock pattern*
*Writes down instructions carefully!*

pingridpingrid on October 24th, 2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
Have voted, what fabulous work! The sheer amount of work that's gone into the cording, just WOW. Is it terrible that the quality of the workmanship makes me want to tweak the bodice and bottom chiffon edge to make it PERFECT? I rather fear it is! Still, LOVE it. Inspiring!

Edited at 2009-10-24 05:44 pm (UTC)
Naadi: autumn draconaadi on October 24th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
Voted too - it's gorgeous! And from all my years of sewing clothes, I know exactly how much incredible work went into that. Wow!!
It's a Deense: i make thingsdeensey on October 25th, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)
It's so beautiful and I have now voted!
anna_wing on October 26th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
Goodness, that's staggering. I'm a Poiret/Vionnet fan myself, but I do admire the amazing decoration of Worth's clothes.