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the Duchess of Devonshire - 1780's by BoundbyBond the Duchess of Devonshire - 1780's by BoundbyBond
This is a half scale dress from the film 'The Duchess' with
Kiera Knightly. This is her Blue Fox campaign outfit that,
historically, would have been worn as a riding outfit.

I tried to use as many natural fibres as I could (I very much
dislike synthetics) and kept the construction details as accurate to the 1780's as I could.

I used blue italian wool for the jacket and skirt, the
bodice/vest is silk I had to dye to get the specific yellow and
the stock is a sort of bamboo fibre. Only the lace cravat is
synthetic.
The inside of the jacket is lined with brilliant orange silk
charmeuse and faced with dark blue cotton velvet.

The hat is made from two layers of buckram, covered in the
blue wool and lined. The fur for the hat is goat (I generally
don't use fur unless the animal was A. road kill or B. eaten for
supper, because I don't think animals should be killed for the
fur only D: ) that I dyed orange to look more like fox.

Costumes for 'The Duchess' designed by Michael O'Connor


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lmkiture Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
My favorite outfit from that movie :meow:
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Horloger-Corsaire Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
<font><font class="">le film, est déjà super, La duchesse est superbe dans cette robe, et la rode est très belle !</font></font>
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BoundbyBond Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
merci, et je suis d'accord avec vous. Elle est très talentueuse(?)!
aussi, je l'espère, mon français est correct, haha
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Horloger-Corsaire Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
<font><font class="">ouais grande actrice , sava il est correct je vous est compris ;) </font></font>
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AlAlNe Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Really remarkable! Amazing detail and beautiful technique!
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BoundbyBond Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thankyou so much : )
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Hopethefangirl Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Goodness! What a beautiful dress! :) Wonderful work replicating this beautiful outfit <3
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BoundbyBond Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thankyou so much~
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Hopethefangirl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome, dear! :)
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Katikut Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
WONDERFUL! I've made this gown too, but real size. [link] I don't even try to imagine how hard it was for you to add all these trims around the buttons O_o

Bravo! Congrats!
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