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No more memories, no more silent tears: PotO by audrey-vista
No more memories, no more silent tears: PotO
The second of four/five photoshoot pictures of my independent study gown. This one includes the cape and scarf worn during Christine's song, "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera." More shots of just the dress can be found in my gallery. The gown took about three months of 10+ hours a week to make.

Differences between my gown and the stage production: a second, shorter apron was added on top of the main one; contrast dark blue fabric was used for pleats at the bottom of the skirt and lower apron; layers of light blue pleats were added within the waterfall on the back of the skirt; the top of the bustle has simpler "ribbons" made of contrast fabric along with a fabric flower rather than a bow. The opening of the hood is also bulkier, since it is ruffled. My goal with this project was to redesign Maria Bjornsen's original concept to put my own twist on it, as well as expand my sewing abilities and techniques.

The bodice contains four total layers: the striped fashion fabric, interfacing basted to the fashion fabric, coutil with boning, and a cotton lining. Gussets were added below the armpits for better range of motion. Each skirt layer (panniers, aprons, and underskirt) has its own lining, while the waterfall is made with three different fabrics. Trim includes blue ribbon, white lace, and blue pom-poms. Dress is worn with a corset and bustle underneath for support and shaping.

For a comprehensive view of the whole process, visit avmcdo11.wordpress.com
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Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again by audrey-vista
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
The first of four/five photoshoot pictures of my independent study gown. This one includes the cape and scarf worn during Christine's song, "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again" from Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera." More shots of just the dress can be found in my gallery. The gown took about three months of 10+ hours a week to make.

Differences between my gown and the stage production: a second, shorter apron was added on top of the main one; contrast dark blue fabric was used for pleats at the bottom of the skirt and lower apron; layers of light blue pleats were added within the waterfall on the back of the skirt; the top of the bustle has simpler "ribbons" made of contrast fabric along with a fabric flower rather than a bow. The opening of the hood is also bulkier, since it is ruffled. My goal with this project was to redesign Maria Bjornsen's original concept to put my own twist on it, as well as expand my sewing abilities and techniques.

The bodice contains four total layers: the striped fashion fabric, interfacing basted to the fashion fabric, coutil with boning, and a cotton lining. Gussets were added below the armpits for better range of motion. Each skirt layer (panniers, aprons, and underskirt) has its own lining, while the waterfall is made with three different fabrics. Trim includes blue ribbon, white lace, and blue pom-poms. Dress is worn with a corset and bustle underneath for support and shaping.

For a comprehensive view of the whole process, visit avmcdo11.wordpress.com
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Christine Wishing Gown, View 3 by audrey-vista
Christine Wishing Gown, View 3
This is the final product of my independent study. It is a culmination of four months of hard work, including using the original stage versions and historical inspirations to design a completely unique dress.

More pictures will be coming soon of me in the dress from a semi-professional photoshoot!
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Christine Wishing Gown, View 2 by audrey-vista
Christine Wishing Gown, View 2
This is the final product of my independent study. It is a culmination of four months of hard work, including using the original stage versions and historical inspirations to design a completely unique dress.

More pictures will be coming soon of me in the dress from a semi-professional photoshoot!
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Christine Wishing Gown, View 1 by audrey-vista
Christine Wishing Gown, View 1
This is the final product of my independent study. It is a culmination of four months of hard work, including using the original stage versions and historical inspirations to design a completely unique dress.

More pictures will be coming soon of me in the dress from a semi-professional photoshoot!
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So, here at my profile, I like to be as random as possible. That means that you'll find costumes/cosplays, poetry, witty essays, short stories, chapter excerpts from my work-in-progress novel, character sketches, and more. If you've come because you like one of my things, don't expect to find much else like it here. I do what I want when I want, which means it may be months between costumes, weeks between essays and years between anything else. I put it on here if I'm especially proud of it, or if it involved working with other people to accomplish (like my Nightingale Armor).

I also don't update journals that much, so here's (probably) the only update you'll get:
Fallout D20 (that's Fallout played like Dungeons and Dragons) Cosplay coming soon
Character Sketches in the works
Chapter excerpts in the works
Essays...whenever I vomit one up.

Oh, and to be trendy, you can follow me on Tumblr at audrey-vista, Twitter at AVistaMcDowall, or Facebook. I'll let you figure out what I'm called on there. Also, I'm on Tumblr and Twitter approximately once a month, so...have fun with that.

I think I've annoyed you all enough now. Have fun, look through my pics and literature, tell me what you think, and don't be a dumbass or troll. No one likes you if you are.

Now I'm gonna go play me some video games.

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I am a writer of poetry and prose. I am currently attending university for an English Literature degree with a minor in Teacher Education, and am working on my first novel. I wrote the book and lyrics for my first musical in 2010, which is in the works for being produced. One of my hobbies is costuming.
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SuncatStudio Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the favorite.
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RatherSketchy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*poke*
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JanuaryGuest Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for joining Costume Movies [link]
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very interesting talent!
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audrey-vista Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you! More coming this summer.
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad to hear it, I will look forward to your posts!
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audrey-vista Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Writer
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Kenned333 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow you are really talented :D
you just earned yourself a watcher X3
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audrey-vista Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Writer
Why thank you! More stuff coming this fall :giggle:
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Kenned333 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome :D
looking forward to see it ^^
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