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Le petite manchette

Added Nov 24, 2009

by minnietheminks

Thurso, United K...






My major work project for the final year of my costume course. We had $200 NZ dollars and $80 NZD of workroom stock to make our chosen garments ( i came in under the radar at 163.30 NZD and 50 NZD). I wanted to make a mid 18th century gown and did so!

These photo’s where taken in a professional photo shoot for an award winning NZ hair artist.

Material Notes

Taffeta, cotton voile, lace, organza ribbon, pearls, silk and gimp




Garment Type
Cotton, Lace/Sequins, Organza, Silk, Taffeta

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    Nov 24, 2009, 04.26 PMby katensew

    This is an amazing piece of work — a work of art in fact !

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    Nov 24, 2009, 04.17 PMby jazzmin

    Jaw dropping….i love the shoes!!!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 04.10 PMby hajnika


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    Nov 24, 2009, 03.54 PMby Elena Perletti

    it’s….incredible!!!!! …..faboulous!!!!!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 03.38 PMby elisana

    i’m speechless

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    Nov 24, 2009, 03.09 PMby tick-tick-machine

    incredibly great work! 8-) it’s the art…!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 02.58 PMby alden

    HOLY S*** that is incredible!I am completely and utterly blown away!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 02.39 PMby calicocouture

    WOW. This is absolutely insanely amazing. I love it! it looks like it came straight out of the 18th century. The fabric and construction of the gown is simple stunning. The Photography is beautiful too. Congrats on such amazing work!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 02.11 PMby ajtak7171

    AMAZING! Congratulations! This must have taken you forever to finish… And I agree with CarotteSauvage – the rating system is stupid. Who would rate this anything less than a five?!?!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 01.59 PMby carottesauvage

    This rating system is damn stupid….give it a five, dude! :)

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    Nov 24, 2009, 01.49 PMby pumpkinprincess

    This is really impressive, congratulations, I can only dream of getting this far advanced in my sewing skills :-)

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    Nov 24, 2009, 01.45 PMby sewrad

    Amazing! This really brightens the day.

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    Nov 24, 2009, 01.43 PMby megarooz

    OH. MY. GOD!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 01.31 PMby sewella

    Searching for words to express my appreciation and admiration of such gorgeous costume I am truly speechless!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 01.29 PMby dorawarren

    all that i can say is WOW

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    Nov 24, 2009, 01.29 PMby nicoya


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    Nov 24, 2009, 01.26 PMby badkitty-1

    This is absolutely, totally and completely stunning. I LOVE this. I am totally in awe of your incredible work and the stunning photography. x

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    Nov 24, 2009, 01.16 PMby freakusbzzz

    Golly gobsmackers!

    How long did it take you to make? Did you do the corset as well? Did you get an A+ for your course?

    Second thing I noticed after seeing your dress was how fantastic the hairstyle was.

    oh.. and shouldn’t you update your skill leel to "professional "now

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    Nov 24, 2009, 01.07 PMby sew4my3

    I am speechless! This is just so beautiful and it would be so easy to believe in the fantasy of this era. Fantastic job!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 12.50 PMby janul

    Wow, beautiful, I want to get married again and wear this :).

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    Nov 24, 2009, 12.43 PMby nenasew

    Breathtaking. Looks so rich, I cant stand it. I assume you didnt have to hand sew it but even with the help of the sewing machine, I can only imagine the insane amount of work you had to do.

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    Nov 24, 2009, 12.41 PMby carottesauvage

    Straight from a picture by Fragonard or Poussin! Your pictures have something very painterly to them. It must have taken you ages let alone all the details etc… Just great!!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 12.30 PMby anajan

    I am speechless! I agree with jodika – looks like a lot of work was involved in it. Gorgeous, Bravo!

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    Nov 24, 2009, 12.08 PMby Jodi Wade

    That looks like an insane amount of work! The ruffles on the skirt are beautiful. The whole thing is beautiful! This is going straight into my favourites.

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    Nov 24, 2009, 12.04 PMby marlorcor

    Absolutely gorgeous.

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