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Old 09-22-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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Hi there, I found this site and thought I'd like to share some of the stuff that my mother has made. This is only one of the dresses and I'd like to see what you guys think of it.

If you guys have any questions, I'll reply ASAP.

This is a preview image.


HD photos, click the links since the images are too big.

1.
https://dl.dropbox.com/sh/3kzteild9e...DSC00355_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/sh/3kzteild9e...DSC00360_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/sh/3kzteild9e...DSC00366_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/sh/3kzteild9e...DSC00371_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/sh/3kzteild9e...DSC00375_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/sh/3kzteild9e...DSC00377_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/sh/3kzteild9e...DSC00379_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/sh/3kzteild9e...DSC00381_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/sh/3kzteild9e...DSC00384_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/sh/3kzteild9e...DSC00390_1.jpg

2.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00271_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00273_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00275_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00276_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00278_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00279_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00283_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00284_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00285_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00295_1.jpg

3.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00302_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00306_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00307_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00309_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00312_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00315_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00317_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00320_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00323_1.jpg

4.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00331_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00335_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00340_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00342_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00345_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00350_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00352_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00353_1.jpg

5.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00415_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00419_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00424_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00436_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00440_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00442_1.jpg

6.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00494_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00497_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00503_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00506_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00510_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00512_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00516_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00522_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00526_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00529_1.jpg

7.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00547_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00552_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00556_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00559_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00568_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00574_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00581_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00584_1.jpg

8.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00635_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00642_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00646_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00648_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00653_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00658_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00661_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00668_1.jpg

9.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00670_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00682_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00684_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00691_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00692_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00702_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00707_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00711_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00713_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00718_1.jpg

10.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00723_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00735_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00737_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00755_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00764_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00769_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00774_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00776_1.jpg

11.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00782_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00783_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00784_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00798_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00799_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00805_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00813_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00817_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00820_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00824_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC00829_1.jpg

12.
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01333.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01343.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01347.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01355.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01358.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01362.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01366.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01376.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01377.jpg

13. *New*
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01942_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01963_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01968_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01974_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01980_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01981_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01987_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01993_1.jpg

14. *new*
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01997_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC01998_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC02007_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC02012_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC02016_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC02019_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC02035_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC02041_1.jpg

15. *new*
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC02049_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC02059_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC02069_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC02074_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC02077_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC02087_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC02092_1.jpg
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/83133641/Dress/DSC02100_1.jpg

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Old 09-22-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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Absolutely amazingly gorgeous! A dress fit for a queen.

I love all the Irish crochet, and even the pearls look nice even though I'm not one for "crudding" up a dress (no offense meant to you or your mom--crud is what I call all the pearls and sparklies on a dress; it's my catch-all code word for the bling long before bling was a word)!

So who is this dress for? And you say, this is ONE of them--so there are more?

Thanks for sharing!
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Stunningly beautiful! The Irish Crochet motifs are meticulously worked - your Mom is quite the artisan!

Do you know if she threaded the pearls onto her crochet thread to crochet them in, or if she sewed them on? Either way it's an amazing labor of love...
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WOW! Amazing work. Did she also make the fabric part of the dress too? I used to be an excellent seamstress but never got into embroidery or beading work. Beautiful dress.
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Originally Posted by Antares View Post
Absolutely amazingly gorgeous! A dress fit for a queen.

I love all the Irish crochet, and even the pearls look nice even though I'm not one for "crudding" up a dress (no offense meant to you or your mom--crud is what I call all the pearls and sparklies on a dress; it's my catch-all code word for the bling long before bling was a word)!

So who is this dress for? And you say, this is ONE of them--so there are more?

Thanks for sharing!

Thank you very much. She was going for the 18th century look and it really does look like it, and yes there are a few more, I'll post them up a little bit later. She also currently wants to showcase them somewhere, but no clue where.

Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte View Post
Stunningly beautiful! The Irish Crochet motifs are meticulously worked - your Mom is quite the artisan!

Do you know if she threaded the pearls onto her crochet thread to crochet them in, or if she sewed them on? Either way it's an amazing labor of love...

Thanks. She sewed them later on after all the parts were done.

Originally Posted by Wanda Witch View Post
WOW! Amazing work. Did she also make the fabric part of the dress too? I used to be an excellent seamstress but never got into embroidery or beading work. Beautiful dress.

She did everything what you see in the photos, including all the fabrics.

I'll post more pictures of the other ones she has made, stay tuned!
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First of all, let me say this dress is gorgeous. The time involved to make even one of these dresses, much less multiples of them is amazing.



Originally Posted by Dima View Post
She also currently wants to showcase them somewhere, but no clue where.
Some suggestions:
1) Enter them into your local county's or state's fair competitions.
2) Contact local museums (historical, town, fiber arts, arts and crafts) which may be interested in displaying such items (and/or its citizens who make them). Even if they don't have a current exhibit thay may want them for a display later, or may even get inspired to make an exhibit just for them.
3) Contact local stores (Bridal shops, knitting/crochet, sewing, crafts) which may be willing to display the items for awhile.
4) Contact the local craft/artisans guild. They may be able to provide a list of festivals, galleries and other places that would be interested in displaying such work (temporarily or permanently). They might also provide advice on insuring the items, should they be lost or damaged while on display somewhere.

Good luck.

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Exquisite! Your mom's work is breath-takingly beautiful. It was wonderful to open one picture after another. Thank you so much for posting each one.
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Originally Posted by RochesterKnitter View Post
First of all, let me say this dress is gorgeous. The time involved to make even one of these dresses, much less multiples of them is amazing.





Some suggestions:
1) Enter them into your local county's or state fair's competitions.
2) Contact local museums (historical, town, fiber arts, arts and crafts) which may be interested in displaying such items (and/or its citizens who make them). Even if they don't have a current exhibit thay may want them for a display latter, or may even get inspired to make an exhibit just for them.
3) Contact local stores (Bridal shops, knitting/crochet, sewing, crafts) which may be willing to display the items for awhile.
4) Contact the local craft/artisans guild. They may be able to provide a list of festivals, galleries and other places that would be interested in displaying such work (temporarily or permanently). They might also provide advise on insuring the items, should they be lost or damaged while on display somewhere.

Good luck.
Thanks for the tips. I'll look around at a local level and see what I can find.

Meanwhile, I'll post all of the other ones she has made that have been photographed. There's a lot of them, so I made them into sections.

*moved the images to the first post*

Hope you enjoyed them!

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Each one is more beautiful than the last. Those dresses make a gorgeous collection.
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