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Madame de Pompadour by aimeekitty Madame de Pompadour by aimeekitty
This is my Madame de Pompadour gown based on the Doctor Who episode, "The Girl in the Fireplace"... which was my first episode of Doctor Who!

I made the gown using historical patterns (complete with stays and hoops).
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MellonCollie23 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You going to this year's Gallifrey One?
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xXMjTheDorkXx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow this is beautiful!
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luciadmedici Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
the most beautiful part of this picture is surprisingly not the (very pretty) gown, but the swimmingpool in the back XD
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Miss-Zenith Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, well done! I reckon you bare a far better resemblance to Reinette than the actress they chose for her role in Doctor Who. The dress and the hair are just perfect! :D
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aimeekitty Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
aw thankyou! I don't think I look that great as a blonde, but I liked making the dress. :) I've read some biographies about her, too, so I have a double connection.
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Miss-Zenith Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
She was a very highly accomplished woman of her time, though there are very mixed accounts about the kind of person she was. Still, I admire her greatly. :)
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doctordonna131 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
omg!0.o i love her!!!!!!!! best dt eposide ever!
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Thief-of-Always Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
My compliments to you on the gown. I am involved in Historical Re-Enactment and have portrayed Baroque, Rococo, as well as Napoleonic Eras. That said, I can fully appreciate the time and effort involved in the construction of a gown such as this. Well done, dear girl! It is no small feat to accomplish..And from what the ladies have told me, not an easy garmet to wear; stays and all. ;)
It looks to be tailored out of brocade or damask...Photos can be rather deceiving. Regardless, stunning job, you wear it well.
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aimeekitty Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
ah, and the fabric, I would have preferred silk or some natural fiber, but I was attempting to recreate a particular pattern from the TV show that this dress shows up in, so the fabric I'm using, I'm sure it's some manmade fiber, it's actually not that great. but it works well for the dress recreation.
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Thief-of-Always Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
"Girl in the Fireplace" is a wonderful episode; one of my favorites from the "Era of Ten". You did well in its construction and it truly is a labor of love. There have been moments in fabric stores that I have seen cloth that sorely tempted me regarding a new weskit or coat...But, I could never use such at an event due to "the rules". I am pretty much stuck with wool and linen..Which is fine, but it can be rather drab. Regardless of the fabric, that gown is stunning.
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