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Rachel
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
Netherlands
Hey there reader of my bio. I am Rachel, living in IJmuiden - The Netherlands. My favourite thing is creating costumes that catches the attention. The bigger the better I say! Whether it's fantasy or historical, I love being creative and let my mind do things for me.
I am the owner of Atelier Chimaera, a costuming atelier for fantasy costumes and historical clothing. I am ready for your commission so go to my website and send me a message! ♥
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Viking outfit - underdress and apron
10th century Hedeby underdress and apron. The underdress is made from 100% linnen and has hand embroidery on the necklince and the wrists. I used herringbone stitches on that :) 
The deep red apron is 100% wool with card weave trimming on the top and on the hem. 2 brooches through loops hold the apron in place and between them are strings with glass beads. 

In the near future I will learn how to do bandweaving and cardweaving so a woven belt will be added. More layers = more interesting! And warmer ;-) I have woolen viking mittens in a Hedeby bag with wooden handles just in case.

Model + seamstress/designer: Rachel de Kooker from Atelier Chimaera (that is me!(
Photographer: Rob Pols photography
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Outlander ** Claire's wedding dress **
Reproduction (with a personal twist) I made of the wedding dress that Claire Beauchamp / Fraser wore in Season 1 of Outlander. I loved how she appeared in that doorway in her big gown. ♥ The original designer is Terry Dresbach 
 
The dress is made of white batist with meters and meters of grey linen. The bodice is hand embroidered with embroidery silk and metallic thread. I tried to reproduce the size and the shape of the acorns and leafs as best as I could. Can you tell it took me months to create? :) 

The pleats of the skirt part (the dress is one piece though) are cartridge pleats, done by hand of course. The white batist has silver falling leaves on it, all the way to the bottom where they pile up on the hem. It really looks like they are randomly falling down!

Model + seamstress: Rachèl de Kooker from Atelier Chimaera (that is me!)
Photographer: Rob Pols
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Outlander ** Claire's wedding dress **
Reproduction (with a personal twist) I made of the wedding dress that Claire Beauchamp / Fraser wore in Season 1 of Outlander. I loved how she appeared in that doorway in her big gown. ♥ The original designer is Terry Dresbach 
 
The dress is made of white batist with meters and meters of grey linen. The bodice is hand embroidered with embroidery silk and metallic thread. I tried to reproduce the size and the shape of the acorns and leafs as best as I could. Can you tell it took me months to create? :) 

The pleats of the skirt part (the dress is one piece though) are cartridge pleats, done by hand of course. The white batist has silver falling leaves on it, all the way to the bottom where they pile up on the hem. It really looks like they are randomly falling down!

Model + seamstress: Rachèl de Kooker from Atelier Chimaera (that is me!)
Photographer: Rob Pols
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Outlander wedding dress - handmade
Reproduction (with a personal twist) I made of the wedding dress that Claire Beauchamp / Fraser wore in Season 1 of Outlander. I loved how she appeared in that doorway in her big gown. ♥ The original designer is Terry Dresbach 
 
The dress is made of white batist with meters and meters of grey linen. The bodice is hand embroidered with embroidery silk and metallic thread. I tried to reproduce the size and the shape of the acorns and leafs as best as I could. Can you tell it took me months to create? :) 

The pleats of the skirt part (the dress is one piece though) are cartridge pleats, done by hand of course. The white batist has silver falling leaves on it, all the way to the bottom where they pile up on the hem. It really looks like they are randomly falling down!

Model + seamstress: Rachèl de Kooker from Atelier Chimaera (that is me!)
Photographer: Rob Pols photography
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TheOldSoulProject Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015
Hi. I love your work and I would love to feature you on my blog. I sent you note with the details. :)
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ChloeTheFox Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a tutorial on how to do a cosplay with multiple arms? I saw your Goddess Kiva costume on pinterest and I am trying to figure out how to do the Opal cosplay from Steven Universe. I liked your arms the most out of all the ones I have seen and I just need some idea on how to do it!
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Oddeum Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the Watch, Miss Firefly182 ~ !
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Firefly182 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome :)
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rwolf1970 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch! Just posted my latest piece if you wanna look :)
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Son-of-Icarus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey - thank you so much for the fave! Really like your work too, especially those wings.
What did you make them out of?
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Firefly182 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi there! Thank you very much :) The wings you are referring to are made from cellophane and epoxy resin. Not recommended for the long run though ;-)
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Son-of-Icarus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No way- they're really cool.
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flosvensson Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heeeej! That was so nice at Castlefest! :-) Can't wait to see the bike ;-)
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Firefly182 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey you! It was nice to see you indeed :) I'm also very curious about the bike. I mean: it's in the shed but it's still green and white :P
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