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Formal dress by 13-Zer0 Formal dress by 13-Zer0
Blast from the past! My senior formal dress.
Rediscovered my love for it while closet cleaning today.

Some people may remember this incredibly old sketch: [link] lol.
*cries* my little sketch is all grown up now!

Putting this under 'designs' rather than 'clothing' because I had the base dress done by a tailor (due to time constraints/studying).

I did do all of the lace applique myself though.
It took a century lol.

Originally it was from a wide lace trim made up of flower motifs, with a scalloped edging. I cut out all of the flowers, and separated the edging (veeeery carefully. expensive beaded french lace was EXPENSIVE), and jigsawed the pieces into patterns which would complement the cut of the dress.
Naturally, it had to be hand sewn because of the delicate beading.

My camera is crap and satin photographs badly under my house lights, so I apologise for the somewhat dodgy photo. Unfortunately, it just doesnt get across how beautiful the lace is.
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DarkMage83 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
This is amazing!

I was wondering, do you take costume commissions? I'm interested in a leather costume and I was wondering if you took commissions.
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13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Thankyou!
Currently I don't take commissions, sorry :)
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ZifoG Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It is still beautiful shot and dress!
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Cochiselilly Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your costumes! None of mine come close to how amazing you'rs look :eyepopping: I really miss dressing up going to events :sniff:
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13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist
thank you!
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Stunning
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:icon13-zer0:
13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist
thank you kindly :)
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VictorianRedRose Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That lace indeed looks so beautiful :D So you bought it and cut it up, and sewed it back on by hand so you'd be able to get this shape :p? Lot of work but indeed a good way to get that perfect striking detail ^^
It looks like a potentially perfect peacock (wow triple alliteration xD) dress to me btw, probably because of the colour :D
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RedDemonBlood Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its bveautiful
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:icon13-zer0:
13-Zer0 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist
thanks so much <3
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SeishinKibou Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
so preeeeetty~~
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:icon13-zer0:
13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist
on thankyouuu~~~~~~ <3
p.s. please email me some photos of ur nida stuff sometime!
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SeishinKibou Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
On Easter break I'll show you all of term 1's stuff :nod:
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JKale Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I remember you looking beautiful in this :) I didn't get a close up look at the lace though!
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bleach-addict Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
argh formal, I already have my dress, shoes and date. worrying about hair and makeup later.

looks lovely, I remember the pics of you in it :D
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13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist
ooh exciting times!
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bleach-addict Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
indeed. now I'm trying to sort-of invite myself to someones pre, because no-one in my group is having one :(

I know some other people so it should work out. and someone is hosting one in my area so hopefully I can jim in :D
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breathless-ness Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
That is really stunning! Love the green <3
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13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist
thanks darl!
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kaguyaxhime Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The colour (and design of course!) is gorgeous *_*
Would love to see some close up shots of the lace, but it looks amazing even from this distance <3

WRY SO TALENTED ;;;;A;;;
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13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist
aaah thankyou wifey~ :heart:
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Dancing-Riku Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
oh wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww prettyyyyyyyyyyyy
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13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist
oooohhh thankyouuuuu~~~
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Jequila Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woooow, I love the colours *_* I don't think anyone wore green to my formal. It was all pink, black and blue... then me wearing orange :'D
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13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Yeh! I wore green because I thought no one else would hahaha
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TheBandit1892 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That so beautiful. :D
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:icon13-zer0:
13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist
thank you~
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TheBandit1892 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you're welcome. :D
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Opheliac-Nobody Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
amazing
its so beautiful
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:icon13-zer0:
13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist
thanks!
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Opheliac-Nobody Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
welcome
your work is always so beautyful
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Emiko-Sakura Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
pretty *A*
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13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist
:heart:
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juunana Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Really beautiful :heart: I cant imagine how long that would take yeh xD
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13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist
hahah yeh, took a while XD :heart:
I watched bad movies while I did it lol
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juunana Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
LOL good idea XD
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MisaZophia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
*stealsforownformal*

it's gorgeous
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:icon13-zer0:
13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist
hahahaha I think yolu're just a tad smaller than me XD
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:iconmisazophia:
MisaZophia Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
*steals anyway and get really high heels*

I am also trying to design my own formal dress
and failing
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:icon13-zer0:
13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist
maybe you can find some ideas/ inspiration in magazines?? they're always good for that kind of thing
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MisaZophia Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
I have an idea for the back, which will kill me
but I'm trying to find what style suits me
let's hope strapless, because that's what my semi dress looks like :P
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