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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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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol Probably! But it's not even a whole building. Just a tiny little... thing.
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RavaT Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Tiny? Looks tall to me in that shot, at least 2 stories high, or not?

Does it have a name so that I can look up other shots of that thingy?
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yanajenn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Proper underthings ALWAYS make the outfit pop! (says the former theatrical/historical costumer).
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And they are a ton of fun to wear for special costumes. :)
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StrawberryWho Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
OMG! THIS is really awesome!!!! *O* Love it!!! :heart:
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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StrawberryWho Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
no problem~ :meow: :hug:
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
Once again, featured here: [link]
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
You're welcome :D
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
I so want more pictures.

(I loved the images of that ep too, but I'm not as ambitious as you, I just want to make a doll based on it!)
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Please visit my cosplay webpage for more photos of my dress. I also have some time reference images on the page too!
[link]

Hope this helps with your doll!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
That's amazing. I'm going to dragoncon for the first time this year, and I'm petrified that any costume I come up with isn't going to be up to snuff! I'm debating just beating out the drums and seeing who gets it.
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol There will be plenty of Who fans who get your drumming.

And there are all levels of costuming at the con. Be sure to just have fun!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Cool. Besides the history costumes for my dolls my friend was hoping for our whole group to go steampunk but it isn't going well thus far. But I guess as long as everyone is playing it's all fun :) I've only been to one other proper con, so I'm a bit nervous.
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ilithyahime Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
So pretty! Thanks for sharing all your comments, too; I love reading about how people actually make their outfits, instead of just letting the picture do the talking :)
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like to try to help out others who want to make something similar. :)
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ilithyahime Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
I'll let you know if I'm ever successful at making an 18th century gown! ^^
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magicbut3rfly Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing picture :love: i love the dress ~~ i saw today the episode and
found your picture by pure chance and i was like " this reminds me of ..."
great work :hug:
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I totally picked this dress so I could steal a smooch from someone dressed as The Doctor. lol
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magicbut3rfly Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh oh ~~ you lucky girl :love: :>
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SannaMaK Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
This dress was featured here: [link] :)
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chibi-plum Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Wow. You always look stunning, but this picture is all kinds of amazing. <3
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This picture is all kinds of Leo's talents Miss Sexy Thing
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LilianG Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Student
Beautiful shot! That dress... It's awesome!
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SunaB Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Fantastic Job & amazing photography.
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll be sure to let the photographer know!
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Malcassairo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
What a stunning outfit! :)
I really adore the episode too, I watched it twice in the past three days, absolutely wonderful episode. :nod:

The dress really fits well with the background!
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
We were so lucky to find this little spot in Atlanta!
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angelofmusicuk Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
beautiful photo and beautiful you! :)
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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AmazonMandy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009
Gorgeous photo!! :heart:
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etaru Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Oh this is beyond stunning <3
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ExileFayt Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
gorgeous shot! *-* that dress is stunning!
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AngelSamui Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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