So hey, You know how I said don’t let me make the Marie Antoinette gown….*

http://demodecouture.com/18th-century-court/

Yeah, so.. umm I have “claimed” Louisa Ulrika’s gown as seen in Blanche Payne’s History of Costume. There are at least three Big Ass Silver gowns in Sweden and I know of at least two in Russia so if anyone wants to do the gown specifically and is going to CoCo I’ll happily keep calling mine just the Big Ass Silver gown.

Mainly because this is a stash project. Huge pile of silly silver twill, not brocade sadly, which has been sitting waiting for a project!

Buuuut…. Any kiwis want to get in on the action? Register above and join in! I reckon if we had enough interest we could organise a Skype Time to party with the princesses overseas. I know it may mean being up at Awful O’Clock but that just means we need to arrange a meet up for those who can and stay up dressed up in the silly.

 

*http://neimhaille.tumblr.com/post/57603887152/my-style

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  1. I’m so glad you’re going to play! Did you email me the picture? I can’t find anything from you, but I want to post the pic of your dress so you can claim it — send me the pic! (And if you already sent it, send it again because clearly I lost it!)

  2. hey 🙂 Sorry I haven’t got a piccie yet! I’m trying to find something out of copyright or small enough to not worry 🙂 I think I have something in my files and will dig around right now… Ahah! Found how to make a link to the images:

    This oneis the one will be doing, well going by the pattern 🙂 I have 6m of fabric so this shorter train works better ;):
    http://emuseumplus.lsh.se/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=collection&objectId=67840&viewType=detailView
    KEYWORD/TITLE
    Robe de cour kröningsklänning
    NAME
    Ă„gare: Lovisa Ulrika av Sverige
    DATING
    1751
    OTHER KEYWORDS
    klänning
    COLLECTION
    Livrustkammaren
    INVENTORY NUMBER
    31247 (3482)

    But it may have some influences from here if I decide the train looks better less draped over the front :):
    http://emuseumplus.lsh.se/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=collection&objectId=67860&viewType=detailView
    KEYWORD/TITLE
    liv, robe de cour, kröning
    DESCRIPTION
    Liv till kröningsklänning, en s k robe de cour, Sofia Magdalena, 1772.
    NAME
    Ă„gare: Sofia Magdalena av Sverige
    DATING
    1772
    OTHER KEYWORDS
    klänning
    COLLECTION
    Livrustkammaren
    INVENTORY NUMBER
    31267 (3503:b)

    (I also have fabric for people local who may want to get in 🙂 )

    yay for global projects!!!

  3. Been a while since you posted this, but I remembered it so I used my awesome stalking skills to find it again.
    I am participating in this project as well!
    I just started on my first pair of Stays for the Project, using a J P Ryan pattern. I just need to order some boning and I can be done and go on to the other pieces before the actual dress…which is gorgeous with Lace and Fur…:D I can’t wait to not be able to fit through door frames!

    NZJ

  4. Awesome 🙂 Paniers are super fun, it’s like wearing a big jelly filled marshmallow… I don’t like that feeling with round hoops for some reason but side wide hoops? yup!

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