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Black Velvet & Gold Brocade Elizabethan Ensemble FOR SALE! [Sep. 13th, 2010|11:40 am]
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[fieryredhead]
This is a gown made for ROYALTY or for those that want to look like it! I purchased this in only March of this year but was in the process of losing weight; 60lbs later unfortunately for me it doesn't fit so it's time for a new home! Only worn twice it is in GREAT condition! Would be a show stopper at any Renn Faire or SCA event! This is a ONE OF A KIND gown; no others like it out there! Don't miss your chance to own this wonderful ensemble & put to shame all the 'cookie cutter costumes' at your event!

Made from very high quality black cotton velvet and elaborate gold brocade. Heavily embroidered & embellished. The sleeves (which are removable) are wrapped bands of velvet which were embroidered and then pearled within an inch of their life. The black & gold skirts are actually made into one; gold underskirt is a panel built into the black overskirt. It's really well made as it looks like it is tied into the black in such a way it gives the illusion even when the black flips back a little that it is an actual separate gold skirt without adding the bulk & weight of two full skirts. Also has an attached dainty pouch hanging off the back of the bodice made in matching velvet & embroidered in the same designs. Yes, the perfectly matching Elizabethan riding hat is included; it attaches to your head with a comb sewn onto the underside (which I added myself). Will include a hatbox to keep it safe! All of the lacings on the wrists, sleeves & back's ends are finished off with elegant gold aiglets; nothing is left undone on this amazing gown!

Hat, bodice, detachable sleeves, skit & chest 'chain' are included. Chemise, snood, earrings and hoop skirt not included. These are personal items of mine acquired long before I purchased this gown & therefore are not included in the ensemble.

Measurements!
Please remember the bodice is supposed to be TIGHT & worn as you would a corset as it is steel boned so you would not wear another corset beneath it! These measurements are of the actual garment; the bodice can be laced loosely & a modestly panel added to allow for larger sizes.
Bust 41
Waist on bodice 35
The waistband on the skirt is 39 inches with the slide on the gold set at about 38 with the black overskirt laced on top. Sounds complicated but works really well for adjusting to size.
Hips are freesized.

Made for someone about 5'6/5'7; I am 5'5 and had to hitch the skirt up pretty high under the bodice to get it to a good length for me but I made it work comfortably. If the skirt is a little too long you can have it shortened at the waist; you cannot have it hemmed at the bottom or else it would ruin the embroidery.







(Wow, I really hate the above pic but it shows off the amazing sleeves)

Back view



I am asking only $1000 for this entire ensemble; I paid $1250 for it in February & even made improvements so you are getting a great deal! Shipping is $25 to anywhere in the US; international please contact me for a quote. PM me with any questions!

Please feel free to cross-post! Thanks!!
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[User Picture]From: klytaemnestra
2010-09-13 05:32 pm (UTC)

Alas, I would be swimming in this, but it's absolutely gorgeous.

Also, hi. I think we met briefly at Dragon*Con. Hope you're doing well.

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[User Picture]From: fieryredhead
2010-09-13 05:35 pm (UTC)
Yep, unfortunately I'm swimming too & I can't alter it without practically remaking it completely. :(

Hi! When did we meet? :) Doing well although my feet still hurt. ;)
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[User Picture]From: klytaemnestra
2010-09-13 05:46 pm (UTC)

That's the terrible thing about dresses like this. There's no altering them without completely reconstructing them.

And I can sympathize. I end up doing nerve damage to my toes every year. I didn't even end up standing around as much I have in years past and I'm suffering regardless.

At this point I'm sad that it's a year till the next one, but really am relieve to simply not have to sew anything at the moment.

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[User Picture]From: fieryredhead
2010-09-13 05:48 pm (UTC)
Heh, yep PCD (Post Con Depression) has hit me pretty bad too but unfortunately for me i can't stop sewing. A bride decided she was eloping this weekend instead of getting married next month like planned so I have to finish her gown tonight! :p
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[User Picture]From: klytaemnestra
2010-09-13 05:53 pm (UTC)

Oh no. Well best of luck!

I'm hoping I don't have to sew anything for at least two weeks or so -- a friend of mine decided he wanted to throw an over-blown Toga party for his wife so I need to get started on something for that for my fiance' and I ... but I'm going to procrastinate as long as possible.

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[User Picture]From: fieryredhead
2010-09-13 05:36 pm (UTC)
Ah! Nevermind! I thought it was you! (Satine!) <3 Glad to find you on here!!
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[User Picture]From: lutine
2010-09-13 05:45 pm (UTC)
Please remove this post. Sales posts are not allowed in this community.
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[User Picture]From: lutine
2010-09-13 05:46 pm (UTC)
Oh crap, disregard. I swear, I actually PAY ATTENTION to which community this is! x.x I run more than one community and they're all the same color on my friend's page. Sorry sorry!!
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[User Picture]From: fieryredhead
2010-09-13 05:47 pm (UTC)
LOL, s'ok. I thought it was my bad as I made one other mistake this morning. :D
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[User Picture]From: fieryredhead
2010-09-13 05:46 pm (UTC)
Um, actually they are allowed. Check the user info:

- Photos must be under a cut. One small "teaser" photo may be above the cut, but no more.
- An attempt at good grammar and spelling will be appreciated.
- Off-topic posts will be deleted. If a user posts more than two significantly off-topic posts, they may be banned.
- Anyone who spams will be banned.
- Promotions are allowed only if they are related to fantasy costuming.
- Sales posts are allowed only if they are on-topic and not annoying. :P
- Adding tags to your entries is a great way to keep everything organized. I will be adding posts to the memories as well according to topic.
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