Saturday, September 27, 2008

Another Aesthetic Gowns Post

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 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. :)


Meredith said...

Oh no, I want those dresses!

Amanda Flynn said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I can't believe your wedding is almost here - you must be so excited!

Have and absolutely fabulous day and trip - I'll be thinking of you! And you will have to show us pictures once you're all settled. :)

SO excited for you - I love your blog so much! :)

Grace said...

Thanks for the well-wishes Amanda!

And Meredith, I want them all too ;)