Friday, April 26, 2013

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My 18th Century "Weddingote"

So....I'm gettin' married.

(Woohoo!!)

I've been a bit buried in all things wedding, with an additional layer of all things shoes on top, and I realize I totally haven't posted about this!  Eek!

So here's my wedding gown inspiration:

Via Costumer's Guide
My most favorite gown from "Marie Antoinette" is this pale sage green redingote that appears in the "Petit Trainon" part of the film.  I love everything about it, and it's been reserved for this special occasion since I saw the movie so many years ago.


I found the perfect pale green silk taffeta from Puresilks.us for the redingote:


I already have the ivory silk taff from Fabric Mart, nabbed on sale for $10/yard (couldn't believe it!)

So I guess I'd better get to work.  I have a petticoat and new stays to make out of the ivory first, then a full toile for the gown, before slicing into the final fabric.  October will be here before I know it!
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31 comments:

  1. SQUEEEE!!! congratulations!!! I am so excited for the gown, i know it will be exquisite... but even more importantly, so excited for you two.

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  2. Congratulation how exciting. I can't wait to see the finished dress.

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  3. Congratulations! I cannot WAIT to see the final result! Are you making special weddings stays and whatnot as well?!

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    1. Thanks, Edith! Yes, some special 1780s wedding stays out of ivory taffeta. It's a must! :-)

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  4. Congratulations!! Can't wait to se it finished!

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  5. Congratz, Soon-to-be-Mrs.-Mr.-C! Can't wait to see how awesome this dress is gonna be!

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  6. Congrats! The gown's gonna look awesome!

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  7. Congratulations! Now get going, you have a lot of work and you don't want to be hemming on the morning of your wedding. ;)

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  9. Congrats! Are you doing anything else historical for the wedding? Invitations? Food? I can't wait to see the updates on this; that silk is amazing!

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    1. Thanks Aeflinn! The wedding isn't intended to be historical, just the two gowns, but there is a sortof shabby chic/vintage/French country feel for decor, and the location is a mildly historic site, though not 18th century. :-)

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  10. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Looking forward to see the dress :)

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  11. Congratulations! I can't wait to see the dress!

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  12. MAZEL TOV! that's such wonderful news! & thank you so much for sharing! I'm so excited for you - this is going to be such a wonderful time in your life!

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  13. Congratulations! Thanks for sharing with us on the blogosphere & gosh what a gorgeous gown.

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  14. Congratulation, Lauren! I think that your wedding gown will be wonderful! :)

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  15. Congratulations! Such exciting news - hope you'll have lots of fun building up your wedding wardrobe :)

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  16. Congrats hon. I figured a wedding must be in the works after your post the other day! And yes I loved that dress and the material and colour are just gorgeous! Have fun!

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  17. Congratulations!! And I think your gown choice is beautiful.

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  18. Congratulations! That dress will look gorgeous on you. :)

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  19. ¡Enhorabuena! Os deseo toda la suerte y felicidad del mundo para vuestra vida en común. Tu vestido va a ser fabuloso. Magnífica elección.

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  20. Congratulations! I'm sure your dress will be lovely! :)

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  21. Dear Lauren,
    Warm congratulations! This is exciting and happy news. Happy planning, and your curious readers want to know what Shoes shall grace your feet on the big day?

    Very best,
    Natalie

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  22. Congratulations! I'm sure you will be stunning in your dress.

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  23. Congrats! I'm very excited to see this dress.

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  24. Congratulations!! Can't wait to see it finished!

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  25. Mazel Tov! Will you let Mr.C pose for a wedding photo with you so we can finally see what he looks like?

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  26. Hello,First of all never be afraid to dye! You wouldn't believe what I throw into the dye pot at SNL. The last thing was a $2,000.00 designer dress. secondly,I have only used petite paniers for a gown like your sacque-ma. I think your grand panier is way to short. What if you drop the widest part almost to the floor and the overskirt will flair out at the hem. I love your site!

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