extant garments for study garment construction

finally printing Mcdowell!

I have foam core board to make a test run of the McDowll cutting system 🙂 So I may be able to get a third tool printed off tonight too 🙂 Oky, since posting that I actually have. My firt prints were twice the size, then 1/4.. now I think I have it. It looks …

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extant garments for study garment construction

Tool ready to print!

Actual cost to print.. we won’t think about it! But I will have to make these from card first!

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books galore and well..

So my books are already winging their way from Central Basement (where all the cool books live.) and I did fond at least one maybe two online references from the Worth bibliography. Still no sign of The cloud pattern nor The ray pattern. There are stars though (yuss!!) but the clouds prove elusive. And then …

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1840-1910 extant garments for study garment construction rock the frock

ooooh sunburst beading

So obviously one uses silver lined glass beads and the other uses pearls. Of note, fake pearls. Which is very exciting. Beacuse I have vintage fake glass pearls so I suspect they are made the same way- I think it’s an enamel paint over glass. Anyway notice the other big thing. The pearls do not …

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1840-1910 extant garments for study rock the frock

CF Worth disposition gowns

Help. Obsessed. There may have been a Pinterest board created and it may be strictly properly sourced and maybe just updated with a gown that is included in one of the few Lafayette photos to have lots of close views. Such bliss. I know a lot of people have been inspired by RedThreaded’s Worth gown, …

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extant garments for study garment construction

rock the frock

era: 1870s Material: silk satin, cotton, baleen found: possibly ebay 2012 This corset is exactly what I need 🙂 I am truly sorry for not reverse image searching but this corset is so perfect I just want to share it! And this photo is exactly why I love it! I am pretty narrow for the …

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extant garments for study garment construction

rock the frock

I reecently shared this image of a test pinning session over my princess dress (well underdress- it’s going to be used under a few gowns.   This saree was a chance find in my nearest Save Mart store, I regularly scour them for saree and anything able to be transformed such as shoes, lengths of …

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1500-1600 1600-1830 1840-1910 1920-1930 1940-now comics & cartoons extant garments for study games movies & tv projects: early historic projects: late historic projects: media recreations

form and function

Over the years I have come to the conclusion I have a very distinct style, even across multiple eras and genres. There is a very obvious pattern to what appeals when one is a maker first, fan second. I am a fan of when function meets form. So working out a puzzle of construction is …

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Marie Antoinette Stays

While these stays were worn for a specific scene, it is a really interesting look at how the bodices in general seem to have worked. It’s very modern in some aspects but not in others. So while not historically accurate in any way, it winds up as an interesting insight into Hollywood being creative, and also …

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extant garments for study extant gowns i adore featured finished works

Extant Gowns I adore-3

I’m cheating, these are all doublets. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Costume bodice, Spanish, possibly early 20th century, in the style of about 1600 If this is a copy it’s a remarkable wonderfully accurate copy! I know there was a lot of interest in historic costume and collecting extant items in the late 19thC especially but …

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