Flame Colored Gown

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This skirt is not intended to conform to the realities of fabric. Paperdolls 1, real life 0.

In any case, it reminds me of poor damned Linnetta, possibly because of the pale vermilion and sunburst yellow. (How impossible is that dress, too? Paperdolls 2, real life 0. Still one of my favorites, improbable or no.) In my imagination, she and her sisters are still bound to the Devil, and he’s never short of jobs for them. She can wear this, then, but I doubt it would give her much pleasure anymore.

Oops! I forgot to note down the colors I used for today’s dress, and yesterday’s too, and now the pencils are all put away… Let’s see — black, pale vermilion, poppy red, sunburst yellow, yellowed orange, cream, non-photo blue, Copenhagen blue, dark umber, bronze. I think. Forgive me, I am still out of practice…

16 thoughts on “Flame Colored Gown

  1. Lordy, this is gorgeous. I think this is one of my favorite gowns yet. It’s so unbelievably good to have you back, Liana!

  2. I love this colour combination soo much. But I think it could be possible if there was something like a modified hoop skirt underneath or that stiff net like stuff underneath.

  3. I have to go to work in a few minutes (unfortunately) – and I thought I’d just pop on this site to see if there was a pretty dress to make me feel better and more motivated…Thanks Liana, this one worked!

  4. These two dresses are close to being my favourite ones of all time! They are beautiful and amazing and I dont care if this one wouldn’t work, we can all imagine it being real!

  5. As one of the rare people who still sew (hahaha I bet a bunch of YOU do though) you can stitch the fabric together diagonally to create some of the folds drawn. It’s very possible.

  6. Yay! i can put your website back on my bookmarks cuz whenever i looked at it cuz i was sad there werent any dresses. but yay!

  7. Actually, this dress might not be as hard as you’d think. Get some nice light silk chiffon, have it printed with those firey streaks, put a few layers of it in, pleated at the waist, with an old fashioned crinoline (like so: http://www.farthingales.on.ca/images/cage_crin3.jpg ) under it, and you’d probably get something very much like your dress.

    Oh to have endless time and money… what fun I’d have sewing… =)

  8. Dear Liana,
    You are the most amazing artist I’ve ever seen and I think you would love these books called the Hunger Games. They have amazing oppertunities for new dresses and perhaps a new doll.

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