To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Friday, March 13, 2015

Rogelio Egusquiza Barrena Painting Dress Complete!!....

Well, except for the dust ruffle or Balayeuse, which I hope to complete this week.  Here she is in all her Dandilion Fluff glory!  I have placed on her my new Royal Orders and fun jewelry.  I still have to make the Order Sash, but will get to that later.  

I am wanting to pose in the dress as the young lady in the painting is doing.  I have an antique, ivory silk shawl with sweet pink violets embroidered on it that I think I'll drape over my arm and other fun accessories to add....can't wait!!


Source:  Wikigallery
Inspiration dress...


I tried and tried to make the bustling in the back with a puff, but alas, the dupioni silk did not lend itself well to cooperating with me.  I tried one puff, then two puffs and it just looked like I needed a diaper change.  After three days of messing around with the stupid, frustrating, infuriating thing, I scrapped the idea of the puffs.  I went online and typed in "Natural Form Era Ball Gown".  The very first image that came up on my Google feed was the gorgeous pink NFE dress, also from a painting, made by the fabulous Merja of Before the Automobile.  Her train was smooth and simply fell from the waist and sooooo did NOT look like she needed her diaper changed!  I clung to that image of a smooth, elegant train like a drowning lady clings to a life raft and thought it was a great idea and so adapted it for my train.



Hopefully, this weekend will see the completion of this dress.  I have decided that most of my next projects will be from the 1890s as there was a decided lack of pleating and fuss in those years.  They were a more tailored look and right now, after all this Dandlion Fluff, that is so what I am yearning for!

Be Blessed my friends!!

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18 comments:

  1. Lovely!
    Interestingly enough, Cindy and I just got the bug for 1890s too. Still in the planning & research department at the moment. But we can all egg each other on.
    Val

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    1. Whoo hoo! I can't wait to see what you and Cindy come up with!!!
      Blessings!
      g

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  2. I'm running out of superlatives to tell you how much I love your work. Fastasmaglorious!

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    1. You are so fun Tracey! Thank you for the compliment and the new word!
      Blessings!
      g

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  3. What a stunning gown, i love it!

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    1. Thank you so much for you lovely compliment AvA!
      Blessings!
      g

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  4. I think Tracey's word is perfect - Fastasmaglorious!!!

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    1. Hahahaha!! Thank you so much Jeanette!
      Blessings!
      g

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  5. How lovely! The soft yellow is so pretty. I love those little details around the bottom ruffle, too.

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    1. Thank you Megan! The trim was really fun to figure out and then fun when it was completed!
      Blessings!
      g

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  6. Love love love! I can't wait to see the results of the photo shoot. You always look amazing in your creations.

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    1. Thank you so much Lauren! Unfortunately, the photos from the shoot didn't turn out like I wanted so I'm going to have to re-shoot it....But it will happen!
      Blessings!
      g

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  7. Wow!! I absolutely love what you did! The trim detail with the shells was gorgeous! Your attention to detail with the pendants is mind blowing. You did an amazing job. Can't wait to see what's next.

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    1. Wow! Thank you so much for your compliments Valerie! The pendants were super fun to create!
      Blessings!
      g

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  8. Love, love, love! I really like the look of the smooth and simple train. Can't wait to see your photos mimicking the painting. How fun!
    -Emily

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    1. Thank you Emily! I am going to have to re-do the photo shoot that re-created the painting...but that's ok...just gives me an excuse to wear it again!
      Blessings!
      g

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  9. This is just dreamy! Really looking forward to seeing pictures of you wearing it.

    p.s. Love the jewellery pinboard lurking in the background - what a clever way to store everything so that it doesn't get tangled up!

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    1. Thank you so much BT! I had to think of a way to display my jewelry, because if it's out of sight, it's out of mind...I'm getting old! hahahahaha!
      Blessings!
      g

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