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Venturing into the 18th Century

I know I haven’t been posting often lately but I feel I have a good excuse. Costumes. All the costumes. I’ve been dabbling in costuming work for the past year or so. If you haven’t been following along you can check out my previous Regency undies and dress and my recent cosplay. I’m working on garments from several eras right now but today I’m showing off my new 18th century undies. I’m going for a…

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Historical Sewing: Regency Dress

A few weeks ago I showed you some of the undergarments that support this Regency Era outfit. Here’s the finished dress (actually I’m wearing a petticoat under this, too, but didn’t bother to take pics). This is in fact not my first completed Regency dress but I wasn’t too excited about that one so decided to make another dress. I started with a blue stripe cotton from Hancock Fabrics and Butterick 6074, blending bits from both…

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Regency-era Underthings: More Adventures in Historical Sewing

Here’s a sneak peak at my new Regency era outfit (with a poor attempt at a turban to cover up my lack of long hair). If you remember I’ve been slowly working on historical costume sewing. I’ve made progress but until now no finished product has been blogged. For those unfamiliar, the Regency time period in terms of fashion spanned about mid 1790-1820s. Think Napoleonic era or Jane Austen movies. Columnar skirts, very high waistlines, lots…

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