Monday, June 21, 2010

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The Baroque, AT LAST


My lovely blog readers, you have been so patient in waiting for me to chug through a couple other costumes before returning to The Baroque, but at long last your wait is over!


It is not done, as you will see, it is missing some trim on one of the cuffs, and wants a hem to the skirt (you can't see that), as well as some interior finishings and hooks/bars on the waistband of the skirt, to secure it to the bodice, and hopefully help pull out that buckle on the bodice.


I bought this lovely hair piece a couple weekends back, and plan to curl the front of my hair and wear this ponytail thingy.  It's more Victorian than Baroque, but I think it looks pretty and will work quite well.  The stag pendant was given to me by a dear friend, Jenny S.


For anyone interested in how I took these photos (as if they're something special, lol), I hung a sheet from my uppermost shelf, letting it hand to the ground.  This is next to a window that lets in natural light, and I placed a large piece of white foam board opposite, to reflect the light into the darker areas of the subject (me.).  I brightened the exposure a bit as well.
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18 comments:

  1. It's STUNNING! Very beautiful!

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  2. Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! I love the subdued colours. You really like greys and browns don't you?

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  3. yep, browns and greys, those are my favourites! How ever could you tell, lol. I have some sequins and beads to snazz up the front lacey areas, but not before Gaskells on Saturday.

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  4. Love it. I love this era, it's so romantic and swashbuckling! You've done the most amazing job. Will you have a go at one of those ponytails on the sides hair dos though? They are so cute!

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  5. This is a beautiful gown. I was curious to see how the trim would work out and see that it is beautifully done like all of your work. You are so very talented!

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  6. WEEEEE!!!!!! I actually gasped at the loveliness of the gown when I first saw the photos - I think that says it all really, doesn't it? :D

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  7. Thanks Ladies! I'm very pleased with it. It needs more snaps down the front and a hem finishing, but I can't WAIT to wear it on Saturday.

    For hair - I think I'm going to curl the front side sections of my hair like I did for the Victorian thingy a little while ago, and then wear the curly hair extension on the back.

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  8. Absolutley LOVE!!!

    This gown is georgeous!

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  9. Wow! This came out great. Yes, I agree the 'spaniel ear' curls on the side will really make this even more perfect. If I am correct the 'spaniel ears' to the side and bun at the back of the head - not at the nap of the next. Sweet, girl friend! Congrats on the finished product!

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  10. "Spaniel Ears," so that's what those side curls are called. Lol. I don't know if I have quite enough real hair to do full ears, but maybe, like if a spaniel were mixed with a jack russel, and had shorter but still curly ears? Yeah, those would be my ears :-)

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  11. too lovely! the trim looks absolutely stunning!

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  12. Love, love, love!! Beautiful work!

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