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robe a la francaise 1760

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:59 am
by tailordrews
Hi the list.
Just wanted to burst a little. I have finally finished a 2 years work. A ladys embroidered (yes handembroidery by myself) robe a la francaise.
If you would like to have a peak, go to:
http://www.my-drewscostumes.dk/chenillestumpwork.htm
The dress is finished and are packed and send away tomorrow.

Bjarne

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:06 pm
by Eve
This is soooooo beautiful. I wish I could embroider that well.

Did you do this for an order and did you make anything else while making this?

Do you do this as a hobby or professionally?

Sorry for asking so many questions but I'm fascinated.

:D

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:40 pm
by Gail Horn
Oh my! Your fingers must have been so sore after all that sewing!

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:46 pm
by Sledge
It's fantastic!

Well done. All your hard work has been well worth it - what a beautiful dress.

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:00 pm
by Maerwen / Maria / Mary
That is just amazing - I take my hat off to you in terms of your skill and patience. Wish I had a fraction of it.

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:25 pm
by Heloise
Very impressive and deeply lovely. I am ever so jealous both of your patience and dedication, and of the person who (hopefully) paid large amounts of cash for it :)

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:53 pm
by Gandi
outstanding.

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 9:07 pm
by tailordrews
Hi, gosh, thanks for looking.
Well it took me 2 years, but i had other projekts in between off cause.
It is purely a hobby of mine, as i work full time besides to earn my living.
I desided to stop making costumes for orders. I only want to make for friends and myself now. But i want to start to make a little buisiness with embroidered accessories, as stomachers, mittens, aprons, trimmings, purses and that sort.
This was a commision order i got from a girl in New York. Dont know what she is using it for, but expensive it got..........

Bjarne

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:10 pm
by gregory23b
excellent work, excellent.

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:17 pm
by Tod
Outstanding, you really should come over to the UK some time. You would be welcome at our events.

Ever done any male costume?

mens costumes

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:40 pm
by tailordrews
Hi Tod,
Yes i also make mens costumes, and embroider them as well.
Here is an example:
http://www.my-drewscostumes.dk/the_purs ... oidery.htm
My latest is a copy of Gustav III's wedding suit. I made it excactly after a copy of the pattern made by a tailor at the Royal Opera in Stockholm. I wear same size as Gustav III, except i am a little smaller in height.
There is a photo of it here:
http://www.my-drewscostumes.dk/springparty2.htm
The pale blue silk duchesse satin suit trimmed with homemade silver bobbin lace. I also make lace.
Its a poor picture though, and the wig i wear is lousy. I should have worn my white wig in stead, this one is two late for the period wich is 1766.
It costed me a fortune in materials. Duchesse Satin is one of the most expensive silks available today. It costed me 7000. danish kr. wich is ?
I pay about 11 kr. for one pound.
Calculations is not my better thing to do..........

Bjarne

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:13 pm
by purple peril
So, when I win the lottery I shall be employing you full time! Gorgeous work!

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:06 am
by Wiblick
He's mine I tell you mine!

Incredible work....

who gets to wear that dress?

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 12:28 pm
by BraveAnimal
Oh my ...

A work of love and patience.. well done!

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 8:38 pm
by tailordrews
Wiblick wrote:He's mine I tell you mine!

Incredible work....

who gets to wear that dress?


Hi, its an american girl living in New York. She visited Denmark 2 years ago, and we went to buy her silk fabric. Then i have ben working on it for two long time, and i happily finished it recently.
There are some 18th century reenactors over there, and i am sure it will be shown there some day.

Thanks.
Now i am going to embroider myself a new 1770 suit.

Bjarne

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:30 am
by Lady Jane
tailordrews, I was ogling your embroidery so much (as I posted elsewhere) that I forgot to mention your wonderful corset. it looks so great, it's really gratifying to see one done so well, with a really good tight fit. Some people seem to be a little scared to put enough boning in to make it correct, but you have got it just right. Is the boning used a plastic "whalebone" type boning, I don't know that type you mentioned
in Australia, and what thickness and width is it please? :D

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:31 am
by Lady Jane
tailordrews, I was ogling your embroidery so much (as I posted elsewhere) that I forgot to mention your wonderful corset. it looks so great, it's really gratifying to see one done so well, with a really good tight fit. Some people seem to be a little scared to put enough boning in to make it correct, but you have got it just right. Is the boning used a plastic "whalebone" type boning, I don't know that type you mentioned
in Australia, and what thickness and width is it please? :D

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 8:53 pm
by tailordrews
Lady Jane wrote:tailordrews, I was ogling your embroidery so much (as I posted elsewhere) that I forgot to mention your wonderful corset. it looks so great, it's really gratifying to see one done so well, with a really good tight fit. Some people seem to be a little scared to put enough boning in to make it correct, but you have got it just right. Is the boning used a plastic "whalebone" type boning, I don't know that type you mentioned
in Australia, and what thickness and width is it please? :D


Hello.
Wissner boning is a sort of hard plastic. Not like the soft plastic boning normally seen in shops, it gets in many widths and comes in endless rolls.
I baught directly from them, if you look in Google for Wiessner, it will pop up. But they only sell in big quantities.
The boning i used had a width of 4 m.m. milimeters, dont know how much that is in inches.
Good thing about it is that you can cut the ends round, so that you dont need to do anything more to it. I cut with an ordinary bone cutter.
I have ben promised pictures of the lady in the dress, and i hope also in the stays, she told me it suited her like a glove and gave a very beautifull shape.
Thanks for your phraises.............

Tailordrews