Thursday, September 15, 2011

Foliate Italianate

Recently finished for a Faerie Queene. This was my first time using Period Patterns and this is  No. 41 with a few modifications. The underskirt, stomacher and 2-part sleeves are made of olive green silk shantung, the overdress a green and copper foliate patterned fabric I'd bought years ago. The chemise is a tissue-thin ivory silk. The sleeves and stomacher are reversible for alternate looks.


And of course a little purse to match!

Detail of sleeve machine embroidery

26 comments:

  1. Hermes - thank you! This was such a fun project.

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  2. Wow ! MM, that's gorgeous - beautiful work !

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  3. Absolutely beautiful..Magnificent!What a magical gown to wear!
    Victoria

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  4. I don't even have words for how beautiful this is. You truly have THE talent for sewing. Love everything about this, the fabrics, the color, the matching bag, all the extra finishing touches that make this unbelievable. I could actually see this being worn centuries ago.

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  5. Stunning! The fabric is amazing as well. You are incredibly talented!

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  6. What a gorgeous dress! I just love the earthy greens and browns...

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  7. Beautiful work,love the fabrics and colour combinations.You should be proud of yourself!

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  8. It is stunning and you should be modeling it. Will you wear your hair in that marvelous double braid you once posted? Quite a handy needlewoman you are!

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  9. Wow! you did a beautiful job. Unfortunately, your photos wouldn't enlarge -- I wanted to pour over the details. Don't know whether you like this genre (historical fantasy), but I thought I'd mention these to you -- the middle two are set in Elizabethan times.

    http://www.elizabethbear.com/promethean.html

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  10. Absolutely beautiful! And I LOVELOVELOVE your showroom!!
    ;~> Kirsten

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  11. I will add another Wow, this is just amazing, what a talented person you are :)

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  12. Thank you all for your lovely comments. This gown will be worn by a beautiful friend to a fanciful event in November, so I'll post photos of her wearing it!

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  13. WOL - seems like blogger changed their photo view thingy? I can't click and enlarge the 1st photo, but I can the rest of them.

    Thanks for the book recommendation:)

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  14. Oh my, I'm speechless. It's so beautiful. Love the bag, too. You are incredibly talented!

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  15. Art at Chesterbrook - thanks for visiting and your lovely comment!

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  16. Sighs, this is so beautiful, so perfect for Autumn x

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  17. This is utterly amazing, I'm forever in awe of your talent!

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  18. Falacedar - I return the awe of your talents! Thank you.

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  19. Your creations are incredible... Are you a reenactor? I started in the reenactment world one year ago :)

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    1. I mostly wear them to faires. I'm always envious of those who do reenactment; I fear I'm too shy in large groups to pull it off.

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