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!
Edwardian Corset Mock-Up v2.0
You know how people binge-watch TV? Well, I binge-sew. I can't just spend half an hour a day doing gradual work on a projects. I spend over 6 hours on a Sunday doing a sewing marathon, and then leave a project for two weeks. Thankfully, I had lots of time yesterday to make Version 2 … Continue reading Edwardian Corset Mock-Up v2.0
Edwardian Corset Mock-Up!
Do any of my fellow costumers here get what I call "costume anxiety?" It's that point where you're just like. Oh. Crap. Everything is messed up and it's going to be even more complicated than I thought, and everything I need is so darn expensive and how am I ever going to fund this!! Well, … Continue reading Edwardian Corset Mock-Up!
Update: 1912 Dress Final Sketches!
It's still been a little while since my last post, I know. End of year activities and graduation and such have kept me quite busy! I've had a little free time lately so there are some updates. First of all.... I ordered the 1913 corset pattern! YAY! I went with this one from Old Petticoat … Continue reading Update: 1912 Dress Final Sketches!
More Edwardian Research
I know, I'm lame, I haven't posted anything for weeks! Mostly because I've not been doing very much sewing or research because I have an actual job now, and my graduation is coming up, and I have college stuff and orchestra stuff and overall lots of stuff. I was also waiting for my parents to … Continue reading More Edwardian Research
Titanic Era Research: Part 2
Since it took up a lot of space to post some of my research in the last post, I'll be continuing it here! Right now I'll be talking about all the different layers of an early 1910s era dress, and I'll give you all my sources that I have used thus far. So, most people … Continue reading Titanic Era Research: Part 2
Titanic Era Research: Part 1
Wow. It's been, like, 2 days since I decided to do an Edwardian costume and already I am pretty much a veritable expert on the era. I've just been glued to the Internet lately. XD You should see how fast my Pinterest board has grown! I only started it a few days ago and already it … Continue reading Titanic Era Research: Part 1
Announcement: Next Costume!
Okay, everyone, I have decided what my next costume will be! *drum roll* Edwardian! Or maybe not what some people consider to be technically Edwardian. I'm going to do something from the year 1912. Yes, I'm getting specific down to a year, because there's a lot of information available from a year-to-year basis from this … Continue reading Announcement: Next Costume!