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Elizabethan Dress

Added Oct 29, 2007

by gack89

Clawson, Michiga...






An Elizabethan costume loosely based on the Pelican Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. I used the Simplicity pattern for the skirts but drafted the patterns for the corset, dress, and undershirt myself. I have uploaded the pics (sorry so many!) in the order it is put on, with some detail shots thrown in along with the painting that was the inspiration.

Material Notes

Cotton Velvet, cotton, pearls, gold braid





Pelican Portrait, Janet Arnold’s “Patterns of Fashion”

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    Jul 24, 2008, 06.02 AMby maldrich

    I’m speechless this is wonderful!

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    Nov 3, 2007, 11.11 AMby stacysews

    It’s gorgeous! I love all the details you added to this dress.

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    Oct 29, 2007, 07.57 PMby mindycen

    Love the dress! The details are wonderful! I too would like to see a picture if you wearing the lovely dress.

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    Oct 29, 2007, 09.39 AMby Hedda Nilsen

    I’m speechless! Just the amount of separate, very well crafted, garments is enough to warrant praise, add the gorgeous details and you’ve just become one of my costume heroes. I’m also glad you showed the whole getting dressed-process, it really shows how much time this must have taken you.

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    Oct 29, 2007, 03.17 AMby lauriana

    WOW! Absolutely amazing! I’m very impressed with the patterns you made, and all those fine details… Good think you showed all the layers, this way we can truly appreciate all your hard work!

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    Oct 29, 2007, 03.14 AMby fashion1

    awesome work! i think it took a lot of time!

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    Oct 29, 2007, 01.42 AMby wendyxo

    That’s amazing.

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    Oct 28, 2007, 11.32 PMby pinkhibiscus

    Wow…..very nice. I like that you show how it was put on! very complicated but beautiful dress!

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    Oct 28, 2007, 10.27 PMby allib

    Wow, this is blowing me away! You have just got to post a picture of you actually wearing this amazing creation!

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