1920-1930 projects: late historic

norma shearer gowns progress

I worked on both my marie Antoinette gown and Upstage gown today. For Marie I cut the silver lamΓ© to fit the skirt. It will need to be stitched in a specific order so no pics today as it’s a bit of a mess. It will be all overlocked tomorrow though as the weave is …

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fitting wrinkles 1

I may have been reading too many of my Girl’s Own Annuals again! Anyway, fit has been on my mind a lot recently. I think there is a fear of fitting, and I totally get why. It’s incredibly invasive! If someone helps fit you they have to lay their hands on you and move your …

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2016 year in review

I made nothing from what I can remember. Just straight up nothing. I started the year well but with the passing of my darling Booheart I started grieving and it just never really let up. I was not able to focus through to the end of anything. And then my disease management started to peter …

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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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this year, the reproductions

It’s at LACMA. It was being restored for display in a travelling exhibit but I’ve not been able to figure out where/when. But LACMA is a place I’ve wanted to go for a long time. The blue satin mantua is one reason πŸ™‚ Anyway, lots of room for interpretation based on patterning in the 1930s, …

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Upstage gown draping

Well also my Magic Flame inspired bodice πŸ™‚ This is my Magic Flame inspired gown, I may actually have enough to make both gowns, but hey. I’ve been using 1920s appropriate fabrics (silk charmeuse lining, silk velvet shell) and techniques (which are just weird, really weird. I have an entire post dedicated in my mind …

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the slinky dress- 1920s

Right now I am working on two velvet gowns inspired directly from two that were used for film of the late 1920s, these are very representative of a style worn through the 1920s. I have endeavoured to credit the design or wardrobe team where possible. Vilma Banky in The magic Flame (1927, uncredited designer), and …

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updates to be

  While researching the Robe de Style I kept coming across gowns that were fitted to the body and accentuated curves. This is surprising to many followers of fashion however it really shouldn’t be πŸ™‚ Then as now there was a lot of media covering fashion, many styles that had short lives, many that had …

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