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A little while ago I approached my friend [livejournal.com profile] akikotree about helping me with a project I had in mind- to transform my plain store bought busk for my regency stays into a one of a kind art-piece.
Yesturday when I met up with her at The SF Alternative Press Expo (APE) she surprised me with this:


I spent a little bit think about which one I liked best and decided to go with the Roses and Thorns, it felt the most traditional of the three, while still having a modern flair.
Now I have a plan for getting the drawing onto my busk, and it is a good plan! MWAHAHAHAAA!!!

...any way, more pictures and examples of historical decorated busks under the cut. )

I also wore my Army Girl Dress to APE, I felt a tad Lolita. The "headband" I am wearing is actually a bow tie. I got that Idea from a girl I met on a bus, few days later my mom asked me if I wanted her old bow tie...Um YES?


95% DONE

Sep. 2nd, 2010 08:38 am
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Last Thursday I had my final fitting/dress try on with Suzie at Apparel Arts.

BEHOLD the almost completeness!

regency,swiss dot gown,cut of womens clothes

More pics+ Info! )
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I finally got a chance to take pictures outside in good lighting :)

(I Also finished my Regency Chemise- pictures!)

Drape and Finished  )
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It's official, I picked a dress ( my first Regency gown!) Specifically it's the 1810 Gown from page 158 of The Cut of Woman's Clothes which is an un-gridded pattern with little indication of grain.

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I started by draping the dress over my stays and mannequin, and then I realized I was using grain lines I had assumed based on modern standards, especially around the neckline. So I made a post over in DressDiaries_So:http://community.livejournal.com/dressdiaries_so/20330.htmlam Asking opinions.

Drape etc  )
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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...


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:
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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About a year ago I decided to start making an 18th century costume. It's been VERY slow going, and i'v had a few setbacks, but I decided to finally post pictures of the parts I DO have done.

18th century,corset

Pictures and Information!!! )


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