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As one of my birthday presents I got this book of Costume Design Illustrations by Ertes. It is of two plays (One late 18th century, the other Mid-Victorian) Done in an Art Nouveau style. They are very pretty!

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This White dress was my favorite of the whole book, I am severly tempted to make it...someday!


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I also have been working on my second Apparel Arts dress: http://izodiea.livejournal.com/20148.html#cutid2

The Pattern can be seen above, and the mock-up of the dress can be seen Here )
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This has been a pretty bad week (between midterms and having my computer stolen) so I decided I deserved a good break! Having gotten my sewing machine back, I put my new zipper foot to use and worked on my Civil war and regency corsets.


In an Ironic Side note, my computer got stolen right AFTER I put on the lost Decal. I guess those numbers really are CURSED...

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Detail shots and more Info )
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It felt like forever, but I finally got the outer layer of my regency stays completed!!!
Related post:http://izodiea.livejournal.com/15138.html

Also posted to Corsetmakers:http://community.livejournal.com/corsetmakers/1792423.html

Detail shots and more Info )

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There are a lot of Regency events in the Bay Area, and I felt it was high time I made myself something to wear to them. I started in on making regency stays quite a while ago, but it's only been recently (Last two months or so) that My final mock-up got fit, and everything Fell into place after getting some sound advice over in the Corsetmakers community:(http://community.livejournal.com/corsetmakers/1764673.html)

The Pattern is from Period Costumes for Stage and Screen 1800-1909 by Jean Hunnisett. It is made from one Layer cotton (lining) one layer linen (Inner layer) and one layer Satin coutil as the fashion fabric. My first two mock-ups were made from duck, and the final (See the link above) from HEAVY artists canvas. Hunnisett's pattern uses plastic boning, I decided to replace this will a decorative cording pattern on the front, back, and gores of the stays. The finished stays will have a wooden busk, and some zip tie reinforcement if needed.

Some Eye Candy:
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From: http://www.mfa.org/collections/search_art.asp?recview=true&id=74890&coll_keywords=&coll_accession=&coll_name=&coll_artist=&coll_place=&coll_medium=&coll_culture=&coll_classification=Costumes&coll_credit=&coll_provenance=&coll_location=&coll_has_images=1&co

Progress pics of Cording )

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