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)
A Little Tea-Dyeing Adventure
Now that my corset is done, it's time to move on to the next phase of the Edwardian project: the combination chemise, petticoat and corset cover. As always, I like to prep my fabric before I use it, and that's what this post is all about. For those of you who follow the Facebook page, … Continue reading A Little Tea-Dyeing Adventure
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!
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