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SO happy with this dress, and pretty bummed I won't be wearing it this weekend... But I know I've made the right choice in deciding not to go to the event, and things worked out so that I can still go to the wedding AND get back to school! Thank you to everyone who gave me their insight and encouragement. You guys rock!

Technical Notes on the Dress:
  • The bodice pattern is taken from an original garment held by the Missouri Historical Society, c. 1805-1810.
  • The wool is from 96 District and was purchased at Missessinewa; trim is black cotton grosgrain from Wm. Booth bought at the same time.
  • Original bodiced was piped at neckline, armseyes, shoulder straps, oversleeve bands, and back seams. For my sanity, I reduced it to just the neckline, oversleeve bands, and bodice lower edge
  • The trim is inspired by the original gown I posted about last time, as well as this 1811 fashion plate http://www.flickr.com/photos/51592109@N08/4844042858/sizes/o/in/set-72157624616333004/

I look pretty derpy in the pictures, but I was rushing to get dressed before the sun set! So no time to do hair or put in contacts. I just took off my glasses so I'm totally blind in these pictures! 

ETA: more derpy pics from when I wore this to K-Zoo. This dress deserves a proper photoshoot!!!

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As a side note, these pictures were taken in Mike's expansive front yard, which is the current location choice for our wedding reception. It has four giant trees (hence the leaves!) that will be bedecked with lanterns and strings of lights. Our theme is vintage garden party. :)

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On November 1st, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC), twilatee commented:

Oh Sam! You look so pretty!! I absolutely LOVE the trim. I know you worked hard on the dress... And it's hard not to be able to go to the event you planned it for, but you'll get a chance to wear it!

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On November 1st, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
thank you twila! and i guess on the bright side, when i do get around to wearing it, i won't be stressed trying to finish it before the event!
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On November 1st, 2011 05:27 pm (UTC), jenthompson commented:
It is gorgeous!!! I love the trim so much, and the color is beautiful on you!
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On November 1st, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
thank you so much! when i saw the color of the fabric, i just new it had to be mine. i love yellow!
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On November 1st, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC), historicfashion commented:
Beatuifiul and ununsual! Flattering color so perfect for autum.
On November 1st, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC), historicfashion replied:
I can't spell :(
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On November 1st, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
i definitely had to hunt for the mistake! my mind totally glazed over it...
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On November 1st, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
thank you so much! i love doing "different" things, especially with color. and this is my favorite modern color right now too. i'll be so sad when it goes out of style!
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On November 1st, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC), nuranar commented:
The long-awaited pictures don't disappoint! I especially like how close the original and the fashion plate are to each other. That just makes yours even more perfect. Yay!
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On November 1st, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
thank you so much! i saw the fashion plate first, and then found the gown after i started working. it was really exciting!
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On November 1st, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC), girliegirl32786 commented:
Beautiful job! The trim and color are both so striking!
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On November 1st, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC), theladyrebecca replied:
I love it! That neckline is so beautiful, and the trim looks absolutely perfect!
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On November 1st, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
thank you!
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On November 1st, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
thank you!
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On November 1st, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC), christylee commented:
looks awesome!!
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On November 1st, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
thank you!
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On November 2nd, 2011 03:37 am (UTC), koshka_the_cat commented:
This is wonderful! Amazing work as always :)
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On November 2nd, 2011 03:39 am (UTC), koshka_the_cat replied:
And I forgot to mention-awesome chemisette!
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On November 2nd, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
hehe thanks! it still has some raw edges on the body that i need to get around to finishing...!
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On November 2nd, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
thank you so much!!
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On November 2nd, 2011 04:45 am (UTC), mandie_rw commented:
I love it (of course)! That trim looks great, and that shade of yellow is so pretty on you! Yellow tends to make me look disgusting, so I appreciate it even more on other people! ;)

And, hee, I hear you on both the rushing-to-take-pictures-before-dark and the blindness! I'd be bumbling around the ard into bushes, I'm so blind! Don't worry, you just look dreamy and thoughtful. *grin*
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On November 2nd, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
thank you! isn't it a fantastic color? i have some coat weight wool in just about the same color for a matching cloak too. there will be lots of yellow...!

wouldn't it be so nice to have your own personal photography studio?? it would make things so much easier! someday... *sigh*
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On November 2nd, 2011 09:38 am (UTC), nehelenia78 commented:
Wow, this is so pretty!! What a fantastic colour and trim! Well done Sam!!!
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On November 2nd, 2011 04:57 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
thank you so much! all the hard work was worth it :)
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On November 2nd, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC), mlsdesigns commented:
It's gorgeous, such a fantastic colour, it suits you perfectly! I think you can guarantee no one else will ever have a dress like yours :)
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On November 5th, 2011 12:33 pm (UTC), my_stitching commented:
Very pretty!
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