Author Archives: avantgarbe

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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Bedazzling 18th Century Shoes

So I had some white leather Kensingtons I bought a while ago from American Duchess in one of the sales of Imperfects (where the shoes have some visual issues or markings that don’t impede the function, so they are sold … Continue reading

Posted in 1700s, Georgian | 6 Comments

A new petticoat and stomacher for an Outlander Ball

(Hah this has been in draft for 2 months now… Finally have time for posting after Costume College. Oh right, and after moving in June. ) The Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild is threw an Outlander themed ball in June … Continue reading

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A modern interlude

Part of the reason I was so swamped in April/May and didn’t come close to finishing my Eliza Schuyler dress (I’m still just on the skirt now…) was because my Advanced Flat Pattern class took a ton of time. We … Continue reading

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Jordan Con – Costume 2 – Melisandre

Costume 2, which I am the most behind on posting. Yes, this is my costume from Halloween which I never actually took pictures of. So to make up for it, super heavy picture post ahead! The lone construction picture – … Continue reading

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Jordan Con – Costume 1 – Sevanna

This costume will be totally unrecognizable for anyone who hasn’t read Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. And even then you need to make the commitment of getting 8 books in before you see the character dressed in her particular … Continue reading

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Chemise de bal – a fancy edwardian chemise

Wait, what? Why am I posting about an Edwardian chemise when I’mĀ supposed to be working on my 18th century dress, which I am definitely already behind on? So on Thursday I leave for JordanCon, the very best convention in the … Continue reading

Posted in 1900s, Chemise de Bal, Undergarments | 3 Comments