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Ballgown for Steamcon (on my dress dummy)

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Ballgown for Steamcon (on my dress dummy)

Post  lilibat on Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:16 pm

For some reason bbCode isn't working in this forum for me even though it is on. Oh well.

The pictures in no way convey how sparklie and shimmery this thing is. I am really disappointed with them, but alas they are the best I could do with the digital. All beads are Swarovski heliotrope crystal and all bead work was done by hand.





You can barely see but the apron has hand beaded fringe. detail below. I got all the heliotrope bicones at Firemountain Gems. Between the fringe on the apron, the appliques and the bag there are almost 2000 bicones used. The numbers of the other crystal are unknown.




Here is a detail of the beadwork on the jacket.




A view of the side. There is a soft bustle under all that.



Back view. Not 100% satisfied with the bustle draping, I may make another pass at it before October. The colours on this image came out a little odd.



Here is a detail of the beadwork on the skirt



The fabrics are black silk/rayon velvet and blue/purple silk taffeta. I am going to wear it with black velvet gloves and Countess Olivia Fluefog boots.

Here is the bag I made to match.




Detail of one of the appliques.


... and the jewelry I am wearing with it.

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Re: Ballgown for Steamcon (on my dress dummy)

Post  Mad Maxine on Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:30 pm

WOW! You are a marvel, and so is that lovely dress (and extra goodies!). Stunning work.
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Re: Ballgown for Steamcon (on my dress dummy)

Post  Zwack on Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:45 pm

Incredible work, I'll take your word for it that the photos don't do it justice...

My wife says "It's Stunning."

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Re: Ballgown for Steamcon (on my dress dummy)

Post  Abraxas on Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:43 pm

Wow, that is singularly impressive, like all your work!
It's a good think you dont like purple... Smile
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