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1830's Ensemble

Added Jul 24, 2011

by paffx

Wellington, New ...






The 1830’s ensemble consists of a corset, bustle, petticoat, over-skirt and bodice, and a bonnet. Taking about 200 hours to complete, it was all made during my first year of Costume Construction training at Toi Whakaari.

Photographs are taken by Leah Reilly, and my model is Bridget Carpenter.

To see more of my creations / keep up with what I’m doing please feel free to “like” me on facebook – http://www.facebook.com/jessiCATsewing :), and if you’d like to check out this ensemble in action, some footage of it can be found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OcQdsEjB-oM. :) :)




Garment Type
Cotton, Blends, Other, Satin

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    Nov 15, 2012, 01.57 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    this is incredible! im starting a costume course next year and hope to do such things! that corset looks so beautifull made, and fits her so well!

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      Nov 15, 2012, 07.51 PMby paffx

      thank you! how exciting, i hope you enjoy it – and i will be keeping an eye out for the things you make on here :)

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    Sep 11, 2011, 04.42 PMby Melissa Sak

    That is a beautiful piece. You are so talented! Where did you get a chance to wear this?

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      Sep 12, 2011, 12.56 AMby paffx

      thank you :) it was just made for a class project, and will be presented in the costume showcase.. and then i suppose it will go into storage :( it’s not really appropriate to wear many places..

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    Jul 25, 2011, 02.28 AMby artepart

    Just beautifull,love the fabrics and the colour.Everything just looks perfect.Love it.xxx

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      Jul 25, 2011, 05.17 AMby paffx

      thank you!! :)

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    Jul 24, 2011, 10.29 PMby nattyjane

    Wow! This is awesome! And thanks for sharing photos of all the layers… very impressive to see all of them!

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      Jul 25, 2011, 05.17 AMby paffx

      thanks :) i wasn’t sure if i should stick up the corset ones – i had to photoshop a lot of my bust away!

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    Jul 24, 2011, 04.41 PMby mojo elgin

    This is gorgeous! Sigh…I sometimes think I was born in the wrong century…

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      Jul 25, 2011, 01.48 AMby paffx

      thank you :-) and I agree!

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    Jul 24, 2011, 12.31 PMby bjr99

    Wonderful job! The entire costume is impressive. I do hope that you got an A for course!!!

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      Jul 25, 2011, 05.15 AMby paffx

      aw, thank you! :)

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    Jul 24, 2011, 10.49 AMby kihli

    Most impressive! Must have been a lot of work! I think it is really a pity that we cannot time travel, it would be nice to trevel back in time in such a dress, don’t you think?

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      Jul 25, 2011, 05.15 AMby paffx

      thanks :) it was heeeaps of work – but well worth it!

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    Jul 24, 2011, 09.41 AMby freakusbzzz

    Golly gosh.. how long did that take you and what was the project for?

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      Jul 24, 2011, 09.42 AMby paffx

      hmm, i finished it perhaps last week and started it in february? it was for my course in costume construction :)

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    Jul 24, 2011, 08.17 AMby vasgarcia

    Wow…that looks like a lot of work. And a lot of fabric! Nice work. :)

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      Jul 24, 2011, 08.18 AMby paffx

      thanks! :) and yes – it’s metres and metres and metres!!

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