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The Governor's Daughter-Detail by Naboo-Girl The Governor's Daughter-Detail by Naboo-Girl
Detail of my 'Elizabeth Swann's gold gown' from PotC.
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xnattyx Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
Fantastic, i'm glad i read your earlier posts about the stomachers, they had continued to irritate me. so i think i may use hooks and eyes to attach them so i have the option of having a few. thats if i am not sick at the end of embroidering the first one, lol. Yeah i bought the butterick pattern the other day, i'm just waiting for it to come through. although it's in a polisaise style isnt it ? should i just not bunch it up at the back and let it fall naturally once i've done the pleats and whatnot? anyway, thanks for putting up with me you're a star! ( your website has taught me loads!) x
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xnattyx Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008
this is amazing, you're such an inspiration! i've started making this costume, only in toile atm, what fabrics did you use? did you make your own pattern or use commercial ? x
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Naboo-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! I used mostly home decor fabrics from JoAnns and I started off with a commercial pattern, but by the time I was done altering you can't even tell! LOL
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xnattyx Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008
haha, yeah thats what i do, could i ask what adjustments you made and what pattern you used? sorry if i'm asking too much lol
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Naboo-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
No, that's okay! I used butterick 3640. I lengthened the stomacher and altered it to be one piece. Using the sleeve patterns, I widen and lengthen them. The pieces of the back of the bodice I used to fit to my body first and then totally remade into a pleated back. The skirt I drafted free-handed. If you are interested, my website shows more on how I made this costume: [link]
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Djpdancer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007   Writer
I love your victorian stuff! where doyou get insperation for the clothes? I've really needed some latly but I can't seem to find many good pictures on the internet.
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Naboo-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!!
Here's a really good place that links to some awesome vintage victorian dresses if you're interested!
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Djpdancer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007   Writer
No problem your work's amazing! I wish I could do that! Maybe I'll try sometime! ^^ Any tips? Oh yeah thanks! This is so cool! :D ^^
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SonLuna Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
You're very talented :) It's awesome
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GrimmGirl Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
That is soooo awesome!!
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LadyMuse Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
Simply Amazing!!!!
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Ouijaplayer Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow!! Okay, I see how it fits together. .beautiful! *sigh* I guess I should learn to sew. . .

Your works are very inspiring!!
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MistressKristin Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2005
Wow!! Beautiful work! I am in awe!!!!!
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Yamidragon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005  Professional Artist
wow! Its looks just like the actually dress from potc, you are a very gifted costume maker, I have seen most of your deviations and marvelled at your skills
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Laerad Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2005
WOW, very impressing, and I love that the fabrics are rich without being too glitzy ! I am getting more and more inspiration looking at wonderful galleries like yours.
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ladyvanhelsing Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful recreation, :) How did you connect the stomacher? They continue to ellude me and one day when I finally make the 18th century dress I have planned (I have this BEAUTIFUL heavy linen with a large floral print that I've been dying to use! Its perfect for a gown!) and I want to know how to properly do a stomacher before I make it... I plan to sell it when I'm done, ^^;; gotta make money to put in the bank for my June trip back to Denver!
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Naboo-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
Historically, I believe, women had several stomachers that they interchanged with different gowns. The stomacher was pinned to the undergarments, like the corset, and then the gown pinned down over that. I went with the movie way and sewed one side of the stomacher to the gown and used snaps to connect the other side (so I can still get in and out :D).
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ladyvanhelsing Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2005
Lol, cheater! naw, I did the sewing on one side and snaps for my first 18th cent. gown... I did snaps on both sides for the second one... I'm trying to figure out though... if having the stomacher tie onto the corset would be the best route, and have the gown pinned to the stomacher... hmmm... what would you recommend? I have this perfectionist issue I have to deal with... and it is an issue... it makes me crazy...

I love the dress... so pretty... you are so talented!
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Naboo-Girl Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think it's mostly a issue of what you prefer. It's probably easier to get in and out of if you use the snaps.

I think you're very talented too! I can't wait to see what you come up with on your dress.
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