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red baroque dress by hollymessinger red baroque dress by hollymessinger
I made three of these baroque-style dresses for a client in 2008: Evil Pawn Jewelry; they were used in a promotional photoshoot.

This one is full length like the others, but I posted a close-up shot for the detail. Those ruffles took FOREVER. They are cut on the bias and unfinished, which I believe is historically accurate. Those court ladies weren't expecting to wear a dress more than once or twice, anyway. The rest of the dress is not particularly historical. My goal here was close-enough silhouette combined with ease of wear--in as much as can be achieved with all those bulky skirts.

Two piece dress: bodice with attached overskirt, worn over separate but matching petticoat. Small pillows for panniers at the hips. Bodice is flat-lined with steel bones for structure, and laces up the back. Self-fabric trim, all hand-made. Those bows on the bodice were great fun.

Ruby acetate taffeta. Adapted from two or more Butterick costume patterns.

Custom orders like this one are available through my online shop: [link]
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ElGatito Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012   Traditional Artist
I hope you don't mind, but I suggested this deviation be submitted to the new group :iconflemishbaroque:
I like your work! :)
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:iconhollymessinger:
hollymessinger Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Featured here: [link]
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:iconhollymessinger:
hollymessinger Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
You're welcome :)
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Lovely! The pleats at the waist are my favorite part, and probably took some work too!
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SomniaRomantica Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This one is cool!
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Timestitcher Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Just beautiful!
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Dizzy-ArtStar Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Photographer
OMG that is the most perfect dress I have ever seen.
You have pure talent !
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:iconhollymessinger:
hollymessinger Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
why, thank you! I was very happy with it.
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