Sunday, February 7, 2016

A Brief Costume Update--Or I have been busy!

Although I haven't posted here in ages, I have been busy! In fact, it's why I've been neglecting to post. I thought since it's been so long I'd share an update on just what I've been working on. Since Costume College, I've made six new dresses, three dresses and a wrapper for my trip to Gettysburg (though I have no useable wrapper pictures!), my contribution to the Vernet project, and a new ball gown for the Jane Austen Evening. I also have tutorials for each of these dresses planned.

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My dresses for Gettysburg were an orange wool tartan trimmed with lime green silk with a slightly gored skirt worn over an elliptical hoop, a wool gauze ball gown, and a blue wool dress based on a silk dress at the Met, and worn with a talma knitted from an 1857 pattern, knitted mariposa cap, and tiny Princess Royal scarf.

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My Verrnet dress is possibly the least favorite thing I've ever made, though I am happy with the shawl collar and will have a tutorial. Thankfully, I followed with possibly the most fun dress I've ever made, my over the top sweet Regency ball gown. It has nine ribbon streamers coming from the waist which made it incredibly fun to dance in. I'm wearing both of these dresses over my new Bernhardt short stays, which I love.

More about all of these dresses coming soon! Maybe :)

13 comments:

  1. 6 new dresses? With the upmost respect and love, you are insane. And I am insanely jealous. Your work is amazing.

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    1. Thanks! And I take pride in my costuming insanity :)

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  2. Lovely work! Could you provide a link for the store where you purchased the wool tartan?

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    1. Thank you! And sorry for my reply being so overdue! The fabric is from The Scottish Weaver. Here's a link to the fabric I used. It was a treat to myself--I finally sold most of the patterns I don't use and bought this fabric :)

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  3. Gorgeous! I particularly adore that blue wool piece--gorgeous detailing (and such a pretty color!).

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    1. Thanks so much!

      The blue was leftover from my cotehardie, and they had just enough left in stock for me to do this dress!

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  5. Your DIY work is so amazing , I am used to get costumes from the site http://cosplaysky.co.uk/; but i really appreciate if you can post some DIY tutorials, that would be very meaningful to us.

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    1. Thanks!

      While I still haven't written the tutorials for these, I have quite a few, all historic, under the tutorials tab.

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  6. Oh my gosh, they are all so beautiful and you look so beautiful in them! What lovely, lovely gowns! But if I may, I think that pink Regency one and the first tartan one are my absolute favourites, they are so gorgeous<3

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    1. Thank you!

      And the pink Regency is probably the most fun to wear dress I've ever made--or will make, even. I love the streamers so much :)

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  7. I'm late to the thread, but I hope you'll see this. Which of the two Bernhardt patterns did you use? I'd love to see a post on that!

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