Author Archives: avantgarbe

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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A (mumblecentury) pocket

Since in this modern world, you can pry my cell phone out of my cold dead hands, I figured I needed a pocket to wear with the upcoming 18th century dress (which I still haven’t told you about) so I … Continue reading

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Oh My God Becky, Look At Her Bumroll

I’m planning a 1780s dress (I promise to tell you about it eventually), and needed some new junk-in-the-trunk support garments. My previous dress used pocket hoops, but those are so passé by the time you get to 1780. I read … Continue reading

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Finished shift

The piece of shi(f)t is done! I practiced my deep breathing, and ended up removing and re-sewing the backwards sleeve, plus removing and resewing the backwards cuff. Then onto a new skill for me, handmade buttonholes. I went off of … Continue reading

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