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Tudor silk and cotton gown by dragonariaes Tudor silk and cotton gown by dragonariaes
This gown is made out of embroidered and woven silk, striped woven cotton and velvet with some polyester lacing and brass grommets.

The top is fully boned and laces on the sides and back, allowing for full adjustment for a good fit. The skirt is not attached, but has a solid waistband that sits underneath the edge of the top.
The grommets are not period accurate, but they will make the dress hold up to heavy wearing without having to do repairs on the stitched holes that would be there. For more authenticity, they can be covered up by tatting or satin stitching.

Shoulder pieces are laced and can be tied in several ways. They can be worn over the shoulder, off the shoulder, or folded in half and tied to the sleeves so there is no over shoulder piece visible at all. Sleeves are fully detachable, with inside ribbon ties for adjustment.

Chemise with an off white cotton eyelet.

I forgot to take a picture of the matching headdress.

Made for :iconmandilily1013: Hope you love it. :heart: :heart:

Pictures of her modeling the dress taken by :iconrobaato: [link]
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:iconleahvh:
leahvh Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
spectacular!!!!
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:icondragonariaes:
dragonariaes Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you like it.
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:iconsearleit:
Searleit Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
It's gorgeus - both the design and the colors QQ
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:icondragonariaes:
dragonariaes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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SparkletteMachina Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Quite a beautiful dress! :)
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:icondragonariaes:
dragonariaes Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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RedLaurence Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
When I saw this dress at Robaato's page I was stunned! It's so gorgeous!
Even though it is abit too early for me to think about wedding dresses, but from all of the other clothes you've made i'd love to have you make mine! <3
gurglegurgle *drool*

And cheers for the Badge hun ;D
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:icondragonariaes:
dragonariaes Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
np. Thanks for the appreciation. I'm always glad when people like my designs.
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:icongigglesalot:
gigglesalot Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student General Artist
omg! this dress is so beautiful! did you make it by hand?
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:icondragonariaes:
dragonariaes Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes. I did up a couple of different designs and ended up mixing and matching parts of two of them. Made the pattern, made the dress. ^^
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:icongigglesalot:
gigglesalot Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome! I wish I do sew like that!
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:icondragonariaes:
dragonariaes Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
It just takes practice, I'm sure with some time and practice you could. ^^
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Beautiful gown!!!!
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:icondragonariaes:
dragonariaes Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Artistic-dribbles Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Amazing work, it love the colors you chose. The gold trim on the front of the dress adds a wonderful texture.
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:icondragonariaes:
dragonariaes Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconcoreylandis:
coreylandis Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Having actually seen this dress in real life, I was impressed with how durable it appeared to be, while retaining it's elegance.
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:iconoperaticanimenimue:
OperaticAnimeNimue Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
I ♥ the colors and fabrics u chose!
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:icondragonariaes:
dragonariaes Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I fell in love with the blue silk but didn't have enough to make a full gown, so I was trying to find other fabrics to fill in the rest.
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:iconoperaticanimenimue:
OperaticAnimeNimue Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Ur welcome! Did u c the German dress I made?
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:icondragonariaes:
dragonariaes Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
For a first big sewing project, it looks wonderful.
I think you could easily improve the fit of the gown by removing the gold rickrack on the front and creating small ribbon tabs every two inches down the front edges and actually lacing it up in the front and pulling it tighter.
I like the gold fabric you used.
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:iconoperaticanimenimue:
OperaticAnimeNimue Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Thank u for being the 1st ever person who also sews to comment on it! I don't quite understand what u said. Could u show me a picture of it so I could understand better? I'm a visual person.
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dragonariaes Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
First, remove the gold rickrack.
The use a lace or ribbon that has holes in it every 1-2 inches. You don't have to use every hole when lacing.
Stitch a length of the lace down over the seams on each side of the front panel, then use ribbon and run it through the holes in the lace like you are lacing up a shoe. It looks kind of like this:
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Or you can open up the front seams and sew in loops of ribbon every 2 -3 inches and resew the seams closed over the ribbon tabs. Then lace up through those tabs like this one:
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Either way works. The tabs are stronger, but take a lot more work to do, and more work if you need to fix one later on.
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:iconmandilily1013:
mandilily1013 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
EEEEKKK I love it!! Thank you thank you!
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:icondragonariaes:
dragonariaes Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
You'll have to play around with the ties to make it fit you the way you want. If you are having issues with 'breaking' at the hip to waist line, you can use two ties on each opening and lace one upwards from the bottom and one down from the top and have them tie where the 'break' point is for a comfortable fit.

And if you don't like the detailing on the front you can remove it by careful use of a seam ripper and sharp scissors. The solid blue goes across the entire bodice. The stripes in the front are topstitched on, I liked them, but if you don't you can take them off.

Other than that, I would :heart: to have a picture of you actually wearing it for my portfolio. Clothing always looks better on people than mannequins.
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:iconmandilily1013:
mandilily1013 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
I sure will! I have not gotten it yet. I won't be able to pick it up from the office til Monday but I will def! give u pics! Thanks so much!!!!
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dragonariaes Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
-.-
I just realized I was looking at the wrong rough sketch when I made the top. I should have made the cut in the front deeper and added the lacing. That's totally my bad. :/
If you want me to change it, you can send the top back to me when you get a little bit of free time.
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:iconmandilily1013:
mandilily1013 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thats fine! The dress is lovely either way! I will send pics soon. We are attending WizardWorld in a week so I'll take the pics then :) :)
Again, thank you sooo much!
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:icondragonariaes:
dragonariaes Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hubs and I are trying to figure out if we can get to WizardWorld. So maybe if we can, I can see it in person. ^^
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:iconmandilily1013:
mandilily1013 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
I will send you a pic :) :)
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:icondragonariaes:
dragonariaes Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yay! I was too poor to get to Chicago. I was bumming all weekend... It's pretty sad when you can't cough up money for gas for a trip across the state. :/
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ThinlyVeiledInsanity Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful, with all the amazing detail and obvious time put into it.
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dragonariaes Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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