Making a early 1910s princess slip was the final step in completing my evening gown ensemble. Historical costuming is all about creating the right silhouette (body shape and proportions), so making the princess slip was a vital step in making the costume look historically believable. This post is partially a fashion history lesson, and it's … Continue reading Making a 1912 Princess Slip- And Final Titanic Pictures!
Making a 1912 Titanic Era Ballgown
After a full year of doing on-and-off work on my 1912 gown, I was starting to doubt my ability to get it finished- and now, it's actually done! Imagine that! That doesn't mean the whole project is done. I still have yet to make the petticoat; I wanted to have the circumference of the skirt … Continue reading Making a 1912 Titanic Era Ballgown
Making Edwardian Combinations (Chemise and Drawers)
One of the disadvantages about living in the Edwardian era is that you never got to show off your chemise, corset or petticoat- even though those foundation garments are absolutely adorable! I absolutely love some of the more "scandalous" photos from the 1900s and 1910s of the girls in their corsets and petticoats. I know … Continue reading Making Edwardian Combinations (Chemise and Drawers)
Movie Costume Review: Wonder Woman
Let me be perfectly honest- when Wonder Woman first came out a couple weeks ago, I assumed that it was not the type of movie I would be interested in seeing. I assumed it would just be a postmodern feminist rant with lots of thoughtless blowing things up. But I heard such good things about … Continue reading Movie Costume Review: Wonder Woman
Analyzing a REAL 1910s Tea Dress!!!
Always go into your local antique store when you get the chance. Always. A few weeks ago, my mom and I wandered into this antique store that we literally drive by all the time. We had never even been in there despite all the times we drove past it! As it turned out, the place … Continue reading Analyzing a REAL 1910s Tea Dress!!!
COMPLETED Edwardian Corset!
I can now say I've completed my first GOOD corset! Not made of canvas, not boned with flimsy featherlite boning, not drafted by myself, not something that poorly fits my body. Nope, this is a proper historical foundation garment that is made of coutil and spiral steel boning and it's comfortable and supportive to wear. … Continue reading COMPLETED Edwardian Corset!
Bizarre Fashion Trends from History: Paul Poiret “Lampshade Skirts”
Once again, I haven't had very much time to sew lately, I'm having trouble accessing the supplies I need, so my progress is kind of halted at the moment! Meanwhile, I've been thinking of ways to make this blog more active. So hopefully you'll be seeing regular posts once or twice a week now, because … Continue reading Bizarre Fashion Trends from History: Paul Poiret “Lampshade Skirts”