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Gas Light Dress

Added Jun 4, 2010

by just-fee

Fraserburgh, Uni...






Used a costume pattern for the top, simplicity I think and made up the skirt.
I used period sewing techniques to cartridge pleat the back of the skirt, to give fullness.
I wanted a really good visual effect, so I tried chevron stripes on the bodice.

Material Notes

Silky feel pinstripe ripstop




Garment Type
Goth/Gothic Lolita, Punk, Romantic, Steampunk, Victorian, Vintage

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    Sep 2, 2010, 05.12 PMby Anda Purina

    I love the stripe use on dress!

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    Jun 13, 2010, 06.52 AMby linen1

    Yowza! It’s outrageously cool.

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    Jun 8, 2010, 06.13 AMby marykej

    Well done, it looks amazing!

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    Jun 8, 2010, 04.04 AMby Sanne K. Astrid

    supernice! :)

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    Jun 7, 2010, 09.28 PMby cantare

    I appreciate the pains it took to align the bodice pieces’ lines! What period and what techniques did you use?

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      Jun 8, 2010, 11.50 PMby just-fee

      The period is kinda edwaridan/victorian…
      I used cartridge pleating on the skirt, which starts like smocking but you have to sew each pleat onto the waistband/bodice by hand. That technique is used in much older gowns too but I wanted to try it!
      The bodice is from some OFP simplicity pattern for a saloon girl and yes, those lines do go a bit wonky in places!!

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    Jun 7, 2010, 08.19 PMby seussian

    gorgeous! I’m so jealous! This is stupendous! I love it. God bless you, M

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    Jun 7, 2010, 01.44 AMby kelepso

    Pretty! What’s the occasion?

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    Jun 6, 2010, 11.21 AMby just-fee

    Thanks for the comments!! This was made for a model friend and has since been taken apart so I could resolve some fitting issues. It’s going to become part of a mini collection, I’ve made a shorter circle skirt and a cropped jacket.

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    Jun 6, 2010, 05.40 AMby rifka

    Absolutely beautiful! I would love to have a dress like this one. Where will you wear it?

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    Jun 6, 2010, 01.28 AMby momsgotanewhobby

    This is a terrific dress-I love the fabric

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    Jun 4, 2010, 08.52 PMby TheSerialHobbyistGirl

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 05.35 PMby calicocouture

    I really like it! The stripes add an interesting effect, especially gathered into the skirt.

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    Jun 4, 2010, 03.15 PMby clarerose

    Beautiful dress!! If it were my creation I would have to wear it every day. :o)

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    Jun 4, 2010, 01.12 PMby Geeky Seamstress

    love it!

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    Jun 4, 2010, 01.05 PMby sewella

    Oh my!! It is gorgeous!

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