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Archways Through Time by AngelSamui Archways Through Time by AngelSamui
“The Girl in the Fireplace” is one of my favorite episodes of Doctor Who. The acting is fabulous and there are so many stunning gowns to look at. I picked the first gown the Doctor sees the grown Madame de Pompadour (Reinette) wear.

I looked for ages for the perfect fabric but I wasn’t very lucky, even on the internet. I settled for a tan and teal fabric from JoAnn Fabrics. Let’s hear it for coupons saving me lots of money!

The pattern from the gown and the pocket hoops are from J.P. Ryan. The corset and chemise are from Simplicity 3635. What are fabulous about Ryan’s patterns are the functioning pockets. I was able to carry quite a few things around in my pocket hoops! I highly recommend making a padded petticoat from quilted cotton, as suggested by Ryan. You don’t have unsightly pocket hoop lines and you achieve a beautiful shape.

The bows are styled from tan lining fabric that was finished with pinking sheers and thick teal ribbon that has smaller cream ribbons glued on for the lines. The necklace is fashioned from lace, ribbon, and several types of beads. I was so distraught that I forgot to wear my jewelry for my first photo shoot. I was so excited about finally getting into the gown that I completely forgot!

Photographer: LJinto

Leonard totally knew where to find this fabulous setting for photos. The stone work is matching the colors so well it's blowing my mind!
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Sarcasm-hime Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous costume and fantastic photo!

And I share your delight at how much one can carry in 18th century pockets XD I can carry all my stuff and some extras too!
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Means so much coming from such an amazing costumer.
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KatOfAllTrades Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the intricacy--it must have taken ages to make. Wonderful cosplay!
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It did take ages! I spent a whole summer on it.
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KatOfAllTrades Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it definitely paid off!
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enchanted-anna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
Wow, looks amazing!
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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RavaT Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Amazing dress... and where is the place, excactly? Is it an old monastery?


(The modern buildings in the background are off; but the rest is okay.

With them manip's away it would have been utter brilliance!)
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is actually in Atlanta where Dragon*Con is held. There is a tiny little structure on a busy street that we walked over to.
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RavaT Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Then it's most probably one of the oldest Buildings in Atlanta, Georgia, yes? :XD:
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