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Elsa mantua- unusual inspiration 1

While I edit and standardise some files I thought I’d also share some of why I decided on a mantua over a francaise: The Blue second Managers gown from Phantom of the Opera. The 1870s had a heady mix of … Continue reading

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Elsa mantua inspiration -3

I’m separating each inspiration source, so here is the Welsh Museum garment with a bit more information. COLLECTION AREA Social & Cultural HistoryITEM NUMBER 23.189.1MATERIAL damask (silk) metal thread silver parchment flax (spun and twisted) silk (spun and twisted) https://museum.wales/collections/online/object/e2ce99c3-462b-3da3-af0a-953e4f94008d/Dress/footer/ … Continue reading

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Elsa mantua inspiration-2

I’m still working through my files, so here is another of my favourite Mantua. A deep blue silk covered in silver embroidery. Right now I don’t have access to the printed materials so I’m mostly inspired by the over all … Continue reading

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Elsa mantua inspiration -1

My progress has gotten to the “piece very chunky silver lace into an invisible join” stage of my own Mantua, so to let my mind work in the background on that I’m using the front of my mind to look … Continue reading

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Elsa Mantua foundations

I have all my stay pieces. They are a beautiful satin faced linen, a very close weave so still will be a bit warm. I need to cut some straps, but all the channels are stitched and it is fully … Continue reading

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Elsa inspired mantua

Finally, I’ve started to get back to projects. I really need something with no rules, and makes use of two very pretty but modern fabrics, a shot blue taffeta and a heavy fully sequined lace. It was very hard to … Continue reading

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Elsa progress- finally!

I had to totally change how I am making my Elsa gown which has meant going back to scratch while at the same time buying vital materials. Finally some powernet that is powernet has arrived! It’s the same as I … Continue reading

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elsa patterning

Last year I got my Elsa finale gown started, but it’s been a trial both sourcing specific fabrics I need let alone in the lengths needed. But luckily I have the base fabric and the sheer fabric for the super … Continue reading

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Finally Elsa

After a lot of time I finally have the perfect chiffon for my Elsa gown, and apparently this particular brand sells out super fast. I can see why. It’s super soft and sheer and is ideal for both gathering and … Continue reading

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All Elsa all the time

Right. Yeah no. I can’t help it. Three outfits have truly captured my heart. One just for design, the other two for emotional impact. I am though interpreting the designs a little. Mostly in textiles. My Ice Gown is very … Continue reading

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