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Ada Bodice

Lol, once again I failed to make this costume in time for Halloween. It was for a good reason – in my tailoring (coat making) class, after 6 weeks of trying and failing with my teacher to get a coat … Continue reading

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Re-kickstarting Ada Lovelace

So 2 years ago I posted that I was going to make an Ada Lovelace costume for Halloween. I don’t know what was in my brain, that I could finish an elaborate costume the same month I got married. So … Continue reading

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Costume College – Saturday

Lol, my last post was about how I was posting about Costume College a month late. And this post is a month after that one. Saturday during the day, I was so happy to wear the updated version of my … Continue reading

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Costume College, Thursday and Friday

Only a month behind, that seems pretty on top of things for me and this blog, eh? The pool party night was Disney themed so I pulled out my old Elsa costume, since that seemed like a pretty good excuse … Continue reading

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Eliza Schuyler Skirts and first wearing

After fitting the bodice, time to turn to a part I was dreading – the skirts. Me and knife pleating are not friends. I let my perfectionist tendencies go, and pleated this without measuring! Without counting! It did take several … Continue reading

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Eliza Schuyler Bodice Fitting

Warning, picture heavy post. Because I’m cheap frugal, I didn’t want to spend $30 for a Larkin & Smith pattern, so I figured I would scale up Janet Arnold and hope for the best. I used one of the Snowshill … Continue reading

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Eliza Schuyler Petticoat

Way back in March ahem I told you about my grand plans for my Elizabeth Schuyler dress. I found the most perfect fabric match ever from The Lady Detalle – an aqua silk taffeta. It is shot with ivory, which … Continue reading

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