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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’m 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

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Hat time

(I looked up quotes about hats to find an interesting post title and totally failed. Let me know if you think of one). So during March I took a short millinery class at the local community college and made some hats! … Continue reading

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Eliza Schuyler / Elizabeth Hamilton – what I actually decided to do

So last time, I had decided against making a francaise or a levite, but what was I actually going to make that is somewhat documentable? Somewhere in the middle of that searching, I found this dress: I should have been jumping … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Schuyler / Eliza Hamilton

So I’ve been all coyly hinting about the 18th century dress I’m planning on making. Like all right thinking people, I’m obsessed with the musical Hamilton. Somehow I got on the idea of making Elizabeth/Eliza Schuyler/Hamilton dress, but actually historically … Continue reading

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