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Mid Victorian ballgown by giusynuno Mid Victorian ballgown by giusynuno
Let's call this "Mid Victorian ballgown with a twist" as well, it's not really mid victorian but it's not even romantic...it's sort of a mixture of the details I like most of both eras XD
I made this dress for the first Victorian Ball held in Monza and hosted by the very talented girls of Italian Victorian and Romantic Revival group:heart: they organize the best events! And are so nice :)
I only managed to finish all the details yesterday when the ball was....in April. Yeah. As you can imagine I wore it in a very sketch-y state XD originally I planned on making a replica of "Il Gattopardo"'s famous ballgown, but then I was proposed my new job and time got tight so I opted for a simpler gown^^ I intended to make more than one flounce on the skirt but I ran out of fabric and couldn't find the same colour again...and well like for blacks, you don't really mix different whites ==;;
The base of the dress is (very cheap XD) white satin used on the opaque side, with an overlayer of transparent white voile and details of bridal lace for the bust (by the way, the 20cm of this lace were as expensive as ALL the rest of the fabric. I do crazy things in life.). All the pearls and red crystals scattered all around the dress without an image were hand stitched by yours truly :) I don't really like to hand stitch beads but one of my next projects requires A LOT of hand beading so I thought I could start to get accustomed to it XD
I really love white&red together but I never tried it, so I thought it would be a nice change for once...and I do like the result :) even if my favourite bart is the lacing in the back and you can't really see it that much XD
Pattern for the bodice is from "Patterns of Time 1790-1880", took a bit to resize but was worth it :D

Dress making: me XD
Decorations: me XD
Photo&very poor edit: me XD

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Rubina1970 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ma quanto mi piace! Un anno fa cercavo proprio un abito bianco e rosso, estivo, vaporoso, per una festa all'aperto da usare come modello per una fanart di una mia fanfic. L'ho trovato, ho fatto la fanart, ma è venuta così male che non l'ho nemmeno postata :tears:! E la colpa non era del modello, ma del mio disegno! Questo sarebbe stato perfetto, ma non lo userò, non ti preoccupare, so che non è uno stock! Piuttosto, ho le idee confuse: che significa che non è proprio vittoriano e nemmeno romantico ma un mix? Gli abiti vittoriano non sono abiti romantici, evidentemente, ma c'è una differenza di tempi storici, o solo di stili? Rispondimi solo se ti va. E grazie lo stesso di aver letto questo commento trooooppo lungo!
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ma grazie a te per il commento!!! :D :D :D guarda l'alert per lo stock è più che altro per "mettere le mani avanti", purtroppo ho scoperto (insieme ad altre sarte e cosplayers) che alcuni venditori su Aliexpress usano le nostre foto spacciandole per loro creazioni, come puoi immaginare non è stato piacevole...ma se vuoi usarlo come reference non ci sono problemi, anzi!!! :D
Allora, diciamo che questo vestito è un mix di pezzi dei due stili...non è perfettamente romantico perchè le maniche non sono corrette e non ci sono abbastanza balze sulla gonna, ma non è neanche vittoriano puro perchè il busto e i fiori non sono contemplati...
Diciamo che ho preso quello che volevo delle due ere di stile e ho fatto un mix XD
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Rubina1970 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, stupendo! Grazie delle spiegazioni!
Non credo che userò questa foto come modello, alla fine: un manichino non è una persona, in realtà poi non è facile dar vita al disegno se il modello è un manichino (lo so perché ci sto provando con un altra immagine da un altro sito). Però, un'altra foto, chissà, un giorno ;)
Comunque quello che hanno fatto copiando i vostri abiti è spregevole :rage:!
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ma di niente!!! :hug:
Si guarda, è stato davvero orribile scoprirlo...soprattutto perchè alcune mie amiche lavorano producendo costumi, ovviamente con prezzi più alti di una ditta che produce in massa con poveri cinesi sottopagati, e vedere usare le loro creazioni come pubblicità è stato davvero duro...anche perchè non sempre le persone si rendono conto della differenza tra un prodotto artigianale e uno di massa!!!!
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coolgeeks Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
I LOVE the red with the white! That is BEAUTIFUL!!!La la la la La la la la :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Waaaaaaai!!!! thank you!!!! :tighthug:
I totally have to rework the skirt...I made this in a hurry and it looks sort of shabby XD
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coolgeeks Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Its beautiful the way it is! :D (Big Grin) 
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lullabyly Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student General Artist
voglio sposarmi con quest'abito. assolutamente stupendo :iconfabulousplz:
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giusynuno Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Shock Emote VERAMENTE??????? Oddddddddddddio non sai come mi rendi felice!!!!!!!!!!!! Non so perch ma non riesco ad essere contenta di questo vestito...continuo a fargli modifiche ma non ne vengo fuori XXXDDD
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SamOC1992 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good lord. If I ever get married... would you make my dress? Please? Gonna be a tad tricky what with us being in different counties... but please?
On a related sidenote - do you do commissions?
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

I'd be honoured!!! :) The problem is, I'm awful at making stuff without the model nearby T_T I'm a bit of a fit nerd and can't really make anything final before some 5/6 fittings XD

Which sounds crazy, I know XD

I used to take commissions while I was in university, now with a full time job it's very complicated ;_; but I'll try to make time at some point :)

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SamOC1992 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it'd be a very good excuse for me to temporarily go to Italy? ;) I haven't been there in AGES, and it's worth a revisit ^^ 
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Rocky-O Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! I love the drapery of the dress part; and that corset.. you still amaze me with those skills! :)
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

:blush: oh my:blush:

THANK YOU DEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:tighthug::glomp:

I'm So, SO happy you like it:heart: it was originally supposed to come out different, then I got lost during the process and I was still unsure about the final result^^

I'm so glad you like it:hug:

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MusicalNumber Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous.
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you so much dear!!! I'm so glad you like it:heart::heart:
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WaterFaerieNaomi Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The bodice looks a little loose, like it should be tighter. Other than that, it's really beautiful. I wish I could take apprentice-ship from you.
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Thank you dear!!:hug::hug: the bodice effectively looks like hell and fits snug only with the highly boned-very thick victorian corset I have :cry: I usually make my dresses to fit both with and without corset but when I started making this one I was in such an hurry that I didn't really think it over, and now it looks loose on the mannequin ==;; the sleeve with the roses is also exceptionally heavy so it pulls the sleeve down...yeas, I need to work on some issues XD

It's a shame we live so far apart, I'd love to teach you what I know! :heart:

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JulietTaylor Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow *-* ha un aspetto principesco :)
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Grazie cara:heart::heart: Pensa che all'inizio doveva essere il vestito de Il Gattopardo...direi che ha subito dei piccoli cambiamenti durante la realizzazione XD
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JulietTaylor Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
s decisamente :) per bellissimo comunque. C' sempre tempo per fare il vestito del gattopardo! :)
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ruzovymonster Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
woooooow! so awesomeeee *o*
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giusynuno Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much dear!!!! I'm so glad you like it:heart::glomp:
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ruzovymonster Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
heheh no probleeem!!! >w<
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