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Marie Antoinette inspired Robe a la Francaise by giusynuno Marie Antoinette inspired Robe a la Francaise by giusynuno
It's readyyyyyyyyyyy XD
My Francaise is ready, FINALLY. Took so long to pattern this ==; since I dress myself (meaning, I have no one to help me put on the dresses xD) I usually never make robes because they are so complicated to wear but I decided to try one for a portfolio I'm making and this is what came out :D
I made the design for this and for the colour scheme I got inpiration from Milena Canonero's work for the movie "Marie Antoinette" by Sofia Coppola, especially the coronation one 24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m0w…

Note: I used about 1/4 of the fabric you would usually use a Francaise, so as you can see the back flows in an unnatural way. Humor me. I just didn't want to spend too much for the fabric^^; I wanted a beautiful fabric for the robe but that meant to spend too much for the minimum 15mt...so I bought 1.5mt of an interior design shangthung 3mt in height and make what I could with 4.5mt :) I'm rather satisfied even if the back is not the best^^ one day I will have enough money to buy all the fabric needed XD
The skirt is made with plain interior design silk :)
The ruffles are made of colour-changing voile that I had XD I originally used it for a dress for a wedding I attended. Those are box pleats sewn in the center :)

My small happiness for this dress was making the stomacher :heart: I love stomachers :heart: this one is at the moment fully detachable, but I might decide to change it after the first time I'll wear it. I have at the moment no idea of how long it will take to sew it on myself XD it was easy with the mannequin, but I suppose it's going to take a life on myself XD
The stomcher is decorated with a rose pattern I made with rose decorations, thorn-looking metal decorations and random pearls :) the paillettes flower in the center is matching with the rose+flower decorations of the skirt of the robe :D
The flounces of the arms are made with remaining fabric for the fisciu of my Chemise XD cheers for remaining fabric!! XD

Total working hours: 70/75. I started hating it but in the end I think I want to make another one XD

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:iconmisssofiag:
MissSofiaG Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
OMG YOU'RE SO TALENTED
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:blush: thank you so much!!! I'm so happy you like my works:heart:
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Fallenflame13 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
*Jaw Drops* Wow~ I totally wish I could wear something like that!!!
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!! I'm so glad you like it!!!! :heart:
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Fallenflame13 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
You're welcome!! :D
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ElderGoddess Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is improving. Check your tension on your machine when using silk and satin you need a lighter tension and a finer needle; also a light touch is needed when your running the fabric under the needle. I would have continued the brown trim around the bottom of the whole skirt. Also I would get some more lace like the lace you used on your sleeves, and add it in over the white panel. It would help tie the whole think together nicely; the white looks a little out of place and draws the eye when the eye should be drawn the the detailing on the bodice.

Hope this helps, your sewing friend in the US
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thank you so much for the tips dear!!! :heart::heart:
When I made this dress I was in a tight-budget moment so I couldn't add all the details I wanted...one day I'd love to complete it a little more :)
I especially want to add more ruffles along the hem, but the problem is that I only had that fabric left and I can't seem to find the same one again :cry:
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ElderGoddess Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You should be able to find a similar lace that would flow with the lace on the sleeves without having to find the same lace.
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WaterFaerieNaomi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You did a wonderful job in handing the shortage of fabric. I love the stomacher and the rose pattern. <3 The sleeves are really pretty too~<3<3 The only thing that I don't like is that one stitch line in the back. It's a bit obvious. ^^; Other than that, this is really beautiful. :D Brava~
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much dear!!! I'm so happy you like the details:heart:
I know, that seam is AWFUL XD but I just couldn't afford to buy more fabric at the time XD
I want to make a new robe, this time I'll buy enough fabric to avoid the seam ;)
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KouranKiyo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow so amazing!
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:tighthug:
Thank you so much dear!!!!!! :heart:
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shanawallace Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
omg i totally love this!!!!! I so wish i had this one in my closet!!
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:icongiusynuno:
giusynuno Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Waaaaaaaaai thank you dear!!!!:hug:
Took a lot to make this piece so I'm really glad you like it:heart::heart:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
That is really beautiful! A real French confection of a gown! :heart:
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai!!!! thank you so much!!! :hug:
I'm so happy you like it!!! :heart:
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Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!! :heart:
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Emmi-Kat Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome!
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NovelPashion Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Artisan Crafter
:faint::faint::faint::faint::faint:

Oh my GOSH!!! And you made the pattern?! That is not fair. ^_^ Wow what can my speechless mind say but congrats on making it! I love the colors! :tighthug: Great job!
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much dear!!!!!!!!! :hug:
I had to repattern most of the original one I found because it just didn't work ==;;; you know, you start making something sure that everything is going to work and from the start you get the feeling that something is wrong...it was one hell of a work XD
I'm so glad you like it :heart:
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BlueUmbrellaGirl Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
:wow: this is AMAZING!
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Waaaaaaaaaah thank you so much!!!!!!!!! :hug:
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BlueUmbrellaGirl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome :)
it's amazing, really.
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bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
All I can say is WOW.
Would love to see you wearing it
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!!!!! :hug:
I'm planning to take some pictures next week or the one after :D I can't wait to wear it :D
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bluebelle-88 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
You're welcome :love:
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paulla95 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:tighthug: thank you so much!!! :D
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xAllion Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive! I really like the sleeves :D
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!! :D Actually the sleeves are my favourite part, too :D
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Rocky-O Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wa... WAH! WOW!

Awesome work. I love the satin-y fabric.
It must be hard to wear, esp since you dress yourself @0@

Awesome work!
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:tighthug: thank you so much!!!!
It takes about one hour...a little less to wear it the way it is now XD I'm seriously thinking about finding another way to put the stomacher on, it's just TOO crazy at the moment XXXD
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imaKuteMole Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolutely beautiful, I love the way the ruffles curl around at the bottom of the skirt, so pretty <3
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:blush: thank you so much!!!! I spent a full day figuring out how to make those ruffles so I'm particulary happy that you like them :D
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Alirare Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What a stunning costume!
I love all things inspired from the baroque age.
This dress is a masterpiece!
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*O* thank you SO much!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so, so happy you like it!!!!! :tighthug:
it took a lot of time to make so I'm really glade that you like it :D
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Elwood-Edward-Howes Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Marie Antoinette inspired Robe a la Francaise by giusynuno
Fabulous dress. Beautiful workmanship and fabric choices.
Elwood-Edward-Howes
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:tighthug: thank you so much!!!!! I'm so, so happy you like it!!! :heart:
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DawnBlossom Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely!
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!!! :D
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional
Wow! So gorgeous hun! :heart:
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much dear!!!! I'm so happy you like it :tighthug:
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claudiasutton Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional
Oh yes! Very much so. :D
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SSHYatenKou Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For not having what was supposed to be the "right" amount of fabric, you did an awesome job! Love the details on the front.
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!!! I'm so glad you like it!!
It took a lot of time to decide how to make the details on the front so I'm particularly happy you like them :tighthug:
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SSHYatenKou Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I bet it took a lot of time. :) <3
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Poetdontknowit Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing. 0____0
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:blush: thank you so much!!!!! :hug:
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Blueroseprincess Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I love it and you posted it today which is my birthday I just turned 18!
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