1840-1910 comics & cartoons movies & tv

think things are sorted…

Only photos so far are of Ahsoka sitting nicely on my head next step it to decide if I want to make that rigid section permanent and how much shaped padding to put in. But having the support in place now means that I can actyally make that shaping 🙂 A post on different SFX techniques …

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whoops, fell into a research rabbit warren

In order to figure out history of the gown I wound up with dozens of reference notes about the production of garments and how there are multiple copies and why. I still haven’t found the specific references I want (all secondary atm) but enough to feel confident in several statements made. But there are some conflicting …

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1840-1910 movies & tv

why one must use all resources!

After removing all the dye from my Sunburst silk I had another look at the information available. I wanted to see what the silk would do as UV light worked on the last remaining colour remover molecules. before even thinking about dyeing it. I can’t dye the skirt, it has already been fused to a …

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1840-1910 projects: late historic Uncategorized

the other victorian projects

I keep coming back to a very small handful I really want to work on, and realised I have a major love for very stark gowns. I mean Sunburst or not on that skirt that gown would be on my Must Make list anyway.   Virginie Gautreux by JS Sargent and Rose Caron by Toulmouche. I …

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1840-1910 garment construction

the books arrived

While I was at the library the Ultimaker was also there XD It felt brilliant being able to talk historic costume nerding while also talking about the printer and the software to use it. Just fun 🙂 Also it’s a nice size machine so seeing it in person means potentially being able to plan to get …

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1840-1910

solidot

It is real! http://sewingchest.co.uk/pdf/p19-Interfacing.pdf Cotton woven with PVC dot resin is what is commonly called Solidot and is probably one of the oldest interfacings still used today. Woo!!! I am very lucky to have just enough for my Sunburst as what I have I cannot find any more. What I have is a very well …

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1840-1910 garment construction

gathering materials

Well dye remover. I decided rather than trek across Auckland for dye remover I’d just order some. So I did, and ordered a new cutting blade for my cutting machine at the same time because well I’m going to finally just start cutting the darn Elsa sequins! Well huge confetti circles that are 1″ across …

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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 garment construction

Sunburst graphic overhaul

I have decided that I know how to make line art in photoshop so let’s just do this 🙂 I had basically traced all the photos of the skirts in my books here and then traced over that while adjusting for curve. Let’s just say onion sheet is the best stuff ever 🙂 I just …

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sunburst, I have to!

In tidying all my beads I found my pearls again. All the pearls. The Metropolitan Sunburst gown uses faceted beads so would have glittered like a glittery thing. But I am short shighted, that effect would get very lost on me, especially while working so the more solid effect of the pearls of the Kyoto …

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