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18th century musings

Well this has been a tough decision and I’m still not sure.

First is my 100% dino shot taffeta. It’s a really heavy weight incredibly crisp and is such a beautiful shade I can forgive the content. But I usually have a very distinct line between historic and historic inspired.

Second is my black silk. Very heavy, very heavy. Also able to be used front and back.

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Seriously torn as to which to make from it. Other options for the blue is a francaise or 1870s convertable gown.

The black silk can be anything from 16thC on!

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Also my beaded silk? Sigh it really does look fab as a Reinette inspired gown. But I also want to go total fantasy with it and yet it drapes so nicely over hoops.

Also coming soon, a fancier Leia wig tutorial. Also her buns are so much bigger than most costumers realise… I need to do a scale diagram.  But her buns sit on her dress collar.


They may also get bigger the more sass she expresses.


And also I am having major issues with the way the lace sits at the crown. I have already done major work on this so I may as well get the sectioning clips out to stitch that down!

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Comparing the sizes of my current hoops with the ones for my Marie Antoinette gown!

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Robe de Style, Reinettes, Mari Antoinette.

This gown may even get close to Maleficent for projects that eat my workroom.

Now that is a project I can tackle again while working on hoop things. That train will have the proper struts as soon as I can get them sorted ????


Oh and that roll of white to the left? That is a super mega heavy duty crinoline with so much fusing I thought it was a double sided vinyl. I already know it will be used to help support the new hoops!


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