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Elf Fantasy Fair clothes 2011 by VictorianRedRose Elf Fantasy Fair clothes 2011 by VictorianRedRose
All these clothes were handmade, most of them based on a pattern but everytime altered in some sort of way (because I didn't like the sleeves, wanted the skirt to be more flowy, blahblah,...)
Really typical, why make it easy if you can also do it the hard way :D

It was my first attempt at making something Victorian looking with quite little resources, and my goal is ofcourse to eventually make some kind of bustle skirt with an overflow of details as they always were in the eighties :D
But that's probably still going to take a while before I get the right pattern (and then hopefully understand what it is you have to do, as I'm not that experienced yet), fabrics and time.
But oh well, we'll see, some day ^^
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Elyra-Coacalina Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
really beautiful ^^
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot :hug: :D Though I hope I'll be able to make something truly, all the way Victorian for other upcoming fantasy fairs :D Because this wasn't nearly as bombastic as what I wanted lol :p
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WhoaWhoaSlowDown Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, it's so pretty! :)
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much :happybounce: :D
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WhoaWhoaSlowDown Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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LeBoudoirNoir Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Amazing work!!
I love this deep burgundy red:)
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D Yeah that's indeed the reason why you got to love taffeta ^^ Actually the colour is quite coperish red, but with the black shine it has it just seems so luxurious and dark :D Plus, it's cheap. Yeah, ultimate combination B-)
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Delectable-Decadence Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looove this outfit! :love:
Especially that vest-- cute design! Every aspect of this outfit is wonderful-- and the fabric choices are exquisite =)
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeay thanks a lot :D Yeah the fabrics go well together, I really love them when they're combined :heart: Although you can't see the details and the 'richness' of the creme coloured fabric, quite a shame actually because it's way nicer than is visible on this picture =/ But I think it matched the red taffeta so nicely because it has a nice soft golden glance, though on first sight you wouldn't think they would match eachother because they look nothing alike O_o
Anyway, thanks a lot I'm really glad you like it :D
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byrdldy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
I love this and think you did an awesome job! I try to go to the Renaissance Faire every year - this would be perfect!!!!!!!!!
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeay for Renaissance fairs, they rule, right? :D It's indeed quite lovely to wear (if it's hot and dry outside) but not detailed/bombastic enough to my personal taste XD I'd looooooove to walk around in an almost over the top decorated bustle dress, like they always did in the 1880s :heart: Ohh, someday B-) :D
Thanks for the nice comment btw!
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byrdldy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
I agree! I would love to wear dresses like that!
You are quite welcome!
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah life would be awesome when you could walk around like that, right :D But preferably without all the obsessive etiquette that went with it, lol ^^
But still such a shame you can't wear long full skirts, hats and matching parasols anymore without looking like you're going to a costume party :(
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byrdldy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
I so agree! It only takes a few to start a trend! Maybe we should bring it back!! LOL
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol :D To be perfectly honest, I wouldn't like it one bit if all 'normal' people would all of a sudden start to wear such clothes. But just here and there some people who also feel like they're born in the wrong century, so we can walk in our beautiful clothes without being 'freaks' :D Would be awesome yeah B-)
Oh well, someday :heart: I don't know how or when but it's certainly my only lifegoal, lol :D
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byrdldy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Well there is once a year you can wear that if you have a Renaissance festival nearby! I wear one every year to the Renaissance in WI.
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice :D Yes, long live those sanity-saving fantasy fairs, lol. I myself have two a year, and they're both 2 or 3 days but I mostly only go for two because after that you've seen it all :D Though just walking around in those clothes is already worth the money for me. As long as it's sunny and warm ofcourse :p
Don't you have anything special you made for your fairs you can show on DA? ^^
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Faybird Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
I love the design. Just gorgeous.
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeay thanks a lot :D
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NocturneHandcrafts Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm in love with this one seriously!!! ^_^
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww chucks XD Thank you so much :D
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Enotus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
So beautiful! Looks professional and I like the colours too ^^ but I think it's missing a bolero...
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm.. what kind of a bolero? and underneath or above the jacket? ^^
I can actually really imagine why you also feel like there's something missing, the extra colours would tie it all a bit more together. And that was why I was originally planning on making little puff sleeves of the creme coloured fabric that peeked out of the red jacket, but I ran out of time so decided to keep it like this ^^ So that's probably something for later :D
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Eire-handmade Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
nice work!
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much ^^ It was quite some work ^^
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Shizuka-No-Hime Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so amazing! i love this dress<3 ;D
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh thank you so much for saying that :hug: :D I was already waiting for years to make something sort of like this (though this isn't nearly as detailed and bombastic as I would like) and actually I really wanted to make a 'rose dress' al allong, but I don't know how to use the flowers without it looking like I just randomly stuck some fake flowers on my skirt, if you know what I mean :D
but some sort of dark red and white dress with rose print and some beautiful dark roses spread over it would be soooo incredibly nice :heart:
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Shizuka-No-Hime Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem! you are SOOOOO skilful! keep going and you'll be professional (i thin you are already) ;D <3

have you ever watched "jane austen"'s movies or read her books?
i really love her stories, cause she lived about 1800 century and her stories are about romance and detailed 1800 ;D
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha yes I've seen one movie I believe, maybe even more hmm can't remember exactly. It's a bit too 'early' for my taste (I'm more of a 2nd half of the 19th century person, lol :D) but it's still fun to watch, with all those Empire style dresses :D
And thank you again for your lovely comments, that's really so sweet of you to say so ^^
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Shizuka-No-Hime Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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FlyingFrogCreations Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
What a lovely outfit! And the choker goes perfectly! I love the white/cream under-layer, the way you gathered the red fabric up above it really shows it off nicely :love:
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
aww thank you so much :hug: :D the cream coloured fabric is actually nicer in reallife, the photo didn't quite capture the tones of it. And it even was rather cheap to buy, so hey, that's perfect :D
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FlyingFrogCreations Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
you're welcome! I used to have trouble with photos not turning out the way I wanted them and now I just do little color/hue adjustments to fix lighting with a free program called Paint.net. Very handy!
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ooh okay thanks, that's a handy tip :D especially when trying to capture something purple, arrgh, that always turns out more blue than you'd like -_-' so thanks, I'll try that out sometimes ^^
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LaOubliette Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOVE IT! Beautiful x
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ahh thank you so much :D that's so sweet of you to say so ^^
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MissChubi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Your first attempt?! This is really impressive! O:
I love how you did the top in the front.. and the skirt and colors in general, and just everything! It's so beautiful ♡♡
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well yeah I did some little things in the years before but they were very simple , just basic cirkleskirts and stuff, and a bit more Romantic/Victorian Gothlike in colours and design, less victorian ^^
I was pretty pleased with how it turned out myself, because I was sooo afraid I'd mess it up along the way and then would have waisted a lot of fabric I couldn't replace immediately xD But I always panic and imagine the most stupid doom scenarios so it almost always ends up better then I'd have expected :D
So, anyway, thanks a lot :D :hug:
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MissChubi Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, I used to be the same way! And I still am a little bit, sometimes. When I'm working on something not super familiar, I have a mini panic attack before I start cutting the fabric. But there hasn't been anything too awful that's happened so far.
I suppose it's alright to be prepared for the worst scenario though, lol.
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yes it can never get any worse then you've imagined up front :D
And indeed, the cutting of the fabric is for me always the most nervous moment. Anyway, you indeed seem to be doing a good job so it's pretty useless to still hang on to those doom scenarios :D But I can totally imagine myself, it's more of a habit after a while ^^
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MissChubi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'll admit I've pretty much overcome the panic attacks, because I know if I screw something up sooo incredibly badly, I can always just buy more fabric if it comes down to it. But I've never had to do that, so hopefully it never comes to that n__n;; Thanks, btw ^_^
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow thats really beautiful! Congrats Karol! Keep it up :D
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha thanks :D If you ever want to borrow them, you just ask, okay B-)
You really shˇuld try these sort of clothes, you know, being a dedicated drawer and all, you really have to do some very thorough investigation for your female steampunk creations. Really get in to their mindset and all. hehe xD With a lovely stuffed-man hat on your head, bet that would inspire the hell out of you B-) or traumatize, also possible ofcourse.
I'm sure you'd win the first price of most dedicated male artist, hooraaay :happybounce:
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeaaah, I'm not THAT dedicated lol!

I'd rather just observe, thank you rofl! As an artist I consider myself an observer you know 8-)
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Tssss, these artists of today, no real dedication at all. I bet Salvador Dali dressed up as a pocketwatch or giraffe all the time B-) But on the other hand, he might have been a bit wonky in the head, so that probably excuses you from having to walk around in women dresses xD Lucky you.
How's the steampunk girl coming up btw? ^^
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Well, Dali is pretty crazy indeed, but I'm not... that much... yeah.

I'm still waiting for those books to arrive before I can put something on the paper, but I still wanna try some of your ideas about the animals/fruits and stuff on her hat! :D So I think next week or so I'll try to develop something ^^
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh okay, what a shame you have to wait so long for two books =/ I've btw just seen a picture in a collection book of the Kyoto Museum which probably makes clear you can't overdo her hair anyway, if that ever would be a worry. Apparantly people really did these kind of things in the 1770's/80's, hilarious :D [link] Almost makes you think the dead seagulls/kittens/bear/squirrels of the middle of the 19th century were kind of 'modest' :O_o: Anyway, good luck ^^
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KimiSz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, usually it takes about a month for my purchases to arrive here in Brazil. So we gotta be wait very patiently :(

Humm, but what do you mean by "overdo her hair"? I assume that it cannot be toooooo fancy right?

LOL, actually that picture gave some ideas as well! Maybe I will try something smaller but iconic as well! Thanks for that! :D
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
haha really xD? That's going to be one really over-the-top hairdo :D
I find ships on your hairdo of already half a meter high a bit more ridiculous than fancy actually ^^ So you can't top that, or you'd have to put someting even more gigantic on her (and that's what I ment ^^)
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