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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'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 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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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: 
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
coolgeeks Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
Its beautiful the way it is! :D (Big Grin) 
lullabyly Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student General Artist
voglio sposarmi con quest'abito. è assolutamente stupendo :iconfabulousplz:
giusynuno Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Shock Emote VERAMENTE??????? Oddddddddddddio non sai come mi rendi felice!!!!!!!!!!!! Non so perchè ma non riesco ad essere contenta di questo vestito...continuo a fargli modifiche ma non ne vengo fuori XXXDDD
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?
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 :)

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 ^^ 
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! :)
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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