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Rarity Dress Making by renegadecow Rarity Dress Making by renegadecow
Rarity Unicorn might find dress making easy, but it sure wasn't easy for me making an automaton of her making a dress. And Opalescence just happily snoozing down there didn't provide much motivation for me at all! But if the third time's a charm, this fourth piece in my pony automaton series is simply charming and that's not just out of my preference for Rarity but simply because she's the best pony. Did I mention that Rarity is best pony?
The figures, stand, and most of the sewing machine plus table are carved out of Philippine mahogany while the gears and small sewing machine moving parts are made of Narra hardwood. The figures are painted with enamel and acrylic for the metallic accents on the sewing machine and protected by clear flat lacquer.
The entire piece measures 7" long, 8 1/2" tall and 3 3/4" wide with Rarity standing at 5 1/2". It took 110 hours to make.

Watch her sew on Youtube:
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Rarity will not be for sale as she is commissioned by [link]
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hopefully that's what I'm gearing for.
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:iconnaturesrose:
NaturesRose Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shizz, this is amazing! Awesome work 8D !
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:iconkt-silver:
KT-Silver Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
How is this not a DD?
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:iconchasingshadowsphoto:
ChasingShadowsPhoto Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Student Photographer
Incredible!!!!
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AikidoPony Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Just incredible!! I am in awe of your work :)
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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gremygremy Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013   General Artist
So awesome!!!
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
:iconrarityclapplz: :+fav:
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:iconprincesslollypopstar:
PrincessLollyPopStar Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my. I just love it sooo much!
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halloweendiva Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
must be cool to know that lauren faust favorited this?
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That made my week (month even) when it was first brought to my attention. Also glad I never documented, much less mentioned the plans for the automaton I'll be giving her.
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halloweendiva Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
lol a lot of people wish they were in your shoes right now probably
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skylite-compass Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't care for mlp but this is amazing!
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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timypony Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
this guy sure will be rich (L) :D (good work amazing :P)
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:iconzeitraum-blut:
Zeitraum-Blut Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
perf/1000
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:iconneonredwings:
NeonRedWings Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing! Love it!
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:iconrukariotrainer:
RukarioTrainer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
That is so beautifully done!
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ShigglesPegasister Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I wasn't sure about favouriting at first, though granted I did really like it. But after watching the video and seeing her with those adorable little glasses and seeing opalesence and and and oh my gosh!!!!! Absolutely love it.
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Taigan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
You know, THIS is what season 3 is missing. I wouldn't mind Rarity's criminal lack of screentime except that every time we've seen her it's been her in full-on DIVA MODE!! Where has hardworking Rarity been?
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WorldsEdge Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
This is really impressive -- packed with as many animated details as you could manage. The sewing machine action is particularly interesting.
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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CheeseArty Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
sometime i will commision you for my oc papershine doing this sewing thing. its so cool! then probably commision a rarity so they can sew together and not be lonley.
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ah-hin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
you are crazy amazing and i adore you! i just have so much respect for someone who can craft at this level.. wow
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconah-hin:
ah-hin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
of course! :heart:
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:iconsethbramwell:
sethbramwell Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Absolutely amazing! I love it!
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luisamidnasakura Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
is beautiful , awesome toy *w* i love
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconrealm-of-the-shadows:
Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
this is truly a work of art! I didnt know we had automaton makers in this world till now!
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! There are plenty of automaton makers actually, though most of them are getting quite old and I seem to be the only one focused on ponies.
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Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
keep up the good work! I might have one for you to make involving my light-born DJ someday!
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Pikachu1089 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww adorable opalesence! can you make a custom toy/figure of opal I just love her so much!
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TheRockinStallion Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wicked!!!
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Silverkiwi78 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Filmographer
holy bum thats amazing lol that musta been an expensive as butt commission xD hahaha well worth it tho!
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:iconmskm2001:
MSKM2001 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
This is cool
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:iconmichi4lost:
Michi4Lost Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty epic! <3
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:iconvarlek:
varlek Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry I think it would be better xd

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:iconvarlek:
varlek Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This great but would be even more cool if you were to put a music box

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:iconpsybreon:
Psybreon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
That's really amazing! You're very talented! :)
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconpsybreon:
Psybreon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem!
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AJ-DUBWUB Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Mechanical... awesome it moves!
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:iconltblackcoat:
LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
again a exelent job movements and design wise (nice to hide the nook where the glasses sit in the hair)

mane looks really fancy (as it should.)
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Her locks were a nightmare to carve but well worth the effort.
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:iconltblackcoat:
LTblackcoat Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
indeed sir i forget sometime with the excellent paint work that its all wood. most wellcome.
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EquestrialLights Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
:iconbrohoofplz: Nice work!!~
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Clashe Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
:O
I have no words
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MarenMoo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i watched the video on youtube and it was and is truly amazing good job :iconbroofhoofplz:
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MarenMoo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oops!!!:iconbrohoofplz:
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