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Dress Napoli, Somnia Romantica by Marjolein Turin by SomniaRomantica Dress Napoli, Somnia Romantica by Marjolein Turin by SomniaRomantica
:blackrose: Somnia on Facebook :) [link] :blackrose:

An 'oldie', designed and made in 2010 :-)
The bodice is based on a 1876 pattern, adjusted to own design.

I'm planning on making a sort of 'deluxe' version of this (but still very sober) :)

:blackrose: :butterfly: :rose: Somnia elsewhere :rose: :butterfly: :blackrose:
[link] **Etsy webshop, here you can find my ready-to-wear collection**
[link] **Facebook page. Here you'll find news, shoots, listings and actions**

May you have any question about the brand or a specific piece, feel free to send a note :)

Somnia Romantica by Marjolein Turin
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pamulathegreat Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i swear im loving everything...i hope to buy a piece soon
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SomniaRomantica Jan 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's so nice to hear, thank you ^-^
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sombrefeline Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet... Do you still make this dress for sale?
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SomniaRomantica Jun 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much ^^ I happen to have this very one in Sample Sale:
[link]
Also I will be designing a new and better version of it pretty soon :)
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This is fantastic, although I've always wondered where you sourced your old patterns from. As a guy who likes to collect old books, magazines and periodicals It kind of piqued my interest.
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SomniaRomantica Jun 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! Well, most are not the antique patterns itself, but patternbooks which reproduce antique patterns. When you search on amazon.com one can find many books with the search term Victorian patterns.

For genuine antique patterns, its searching everywhere and nowhere. At vintage bookshops they often have things like La Mode Illustrée available (little authetic magazines with patterns). At least here in the Netherlands. Online one can have great finds in the vintage category on Etsy. Like this: [link] :)
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Ahhh, thank you! This makes a lot more sense, sadly for me I live in a farming province and vintage bookshops in New Zealand are about as rare a hen's teeth. This is normally due to the fact that since New Zealand is such a young country antique's here of any kind normally have been imported or have come with immigrant families. I work as a volunteer at a Hospice Shop and I have seen many antqiue's donated and they have all, with a few rare exceptions, come with immigrant families or have been imported.

Thanks for the hint though, it was very insightful! :)
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SomniaRomantica Jun 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw, that's problematic. Then you'd be limited to online antique bookstores! (and collectors). Good entries are always 'modiste' 'mode illustree' 'harpers bazar' 'authentic victorian (/edwardian) patterns' and so on. Good luck!
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Thank you very kindly, Miss Turin! Much obliged.
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SomniaRomantica Jun 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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