Yes, it's another post about Artistic/Aesthetic Gowns. Can you tell I love these things?
First, I have to share a resource brought to my attention by Siddal, I believe. There is an Aesthetic gown pattern out there for those of you who sew!
I may have to try this out someday. The price is a bit painful, but it's definitely a beautiful pattern.
Second, I'd like to share an absolutely gorgeous Aesthetic / Artistic Reform gown, made by jehanni, and worn for the masquerade dance at SalonCon.
In her words, "I modified the undergown from the La Mode Bagatelle Artistic Tea Gown--their illustrations are divine, and their patterns very inspiring.
I made fit changes for my bustline, and style changes for the sleeves, back lacing and modesty panel; finally I incorporated an under-bust drawstring to add support, and lacing loops in the side seams to attempt to control the velvet cording (on larger figures, I find even with lacing loops, the cording needs to be adjusted before poses!).
The overgown is only shaped by Lattice Smocking (or North American Smocking), so it's after the idea of the pattern, but not drafted from it. I added waist tabs to hold the overgown open on the sides."
Photo courtesy of padawansguide
Finally, the previously-featured Sarachmet, the talented-to-the-extreme photographer/artist on DeviantArt, has apparently recently made a few forays into the world of Aesthetic / Artistic gown-making as well!
Her gorgeous gowns can be found here. I did not want to steal her images, but I highly recommend you go take a look.
Finally, I'll be taking a short hiatus from this blog. But for a very good reason...in less than a week (Friday October 3rd) I'll be getting married! And then I'll be departing for our honeymoon. I expect to be back to posting sometime around October 13th.
I may just get a few posts out of the experience afterward though. We'll see. :)