It's actually one of the biggest projects I ever made in matters of expenses and time, and I'm really, really proud of the result
This is a replica of Maria Theresa of Austria's final gown from Takarazuka's "Treasure Sword of the Hapsburg" production, I'm absolutely in love with that show story, music and costumes are simply amazing and the cast even more so
And then it's Arimura, and Arimura designs are always amazing. He's a huge inspiration
This dress is a three-piece set (skirt, bust+overskirt and matle), plus cage, crinoline and corset underneath.
It's made from a synthetic mix fabric that costed a ridiculously low fare (2.5€ per meter), took some 10mt of it to make everything^^
The decorations are made of thermostitching marcamè lace and off-white pearls that I hand-stitched one by one ==;; that was the most unnerving, time consuming work, but I'm so proud of the result I ran out of pearls for the back part but I'll finish it...one day. you can't really see it with the mantle so no big problem XD the decorations run on the sleeves, bust, overskirt and mantle the ruffles are made with macramè lace ribbon, some 15mt of it.
The pattern is a simplified robe de court, very much simplified in the sense that there are zippers all over XD
As I was saying, this thing was HUGE.
The decorations costed a total of 200€, making this dress with it's total of 280€ and a total of 180hours of work the most expensive and time consuming I ever made.
It was frustrating but I loved every single moment I spent making it
I don't know if I'll ever be able to make something this decorated ever again...both for the price and for the time, but I find I actually love to see decorations come to life as much as I like making dresses, so I might be tempted to try again XD
Original design: Arimura (Takarazuka Hoshigumi, 2010)
Original design picture: pds.exblog.jp/pds/1/200910/25/…
Dress making, decorations: me xD
Picture edit: me xD
WIP and other pictures on Facebook and Instagram
This work is not stock and is protected by creative commons - ask permission before using (chances are high that I'll say yes xD)!!
Grazie mille cara!!! Sono felicissima che ti piaccia
Al momento purtroppo sono un po' presa dal lavoro principale quindi non accetto commissioni, perņ ci sto pensando per il futuro ti ringrazio per essere interessata
Sai vero che dobbiamo fare un ritrovo Versailles no Bara XD
A breve (spero XD) mi metto a lavorare anche su Maria Antonietta
Prima o poi si porta gruppetto ♥♥♥
Sbaverò sul tuo abito di Maria Antonietta, già lo so!
Dobbiamo organizzare per trovarci tutti insieme
Thank you so much dear!!!! I'm so glad you like it!! It took an awful amount of time to put all the beads, and it's still not complete...XD
It might be that one of my former landlord's cat were messing under it XD
There is a musical about Maria Theresa? Do you have a link to any of the videos from it?
Actually I don't know any videos online of this show...you can try to google "The Treasure sword of Hapsburg" and see if anything pops up!!
it looks great.
I love that necklace too, I still haven't had a chance to wear it because the closure broke a couple of days before carnival but now I have it back and I can't wait to try it!