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Redonkulous Sleeves, plus Hilarious Notes from the Workwoman’s Guide

Last up, I made a bodice! Next, I needed to figure out how to do ridiculous late 1830s sleeves. By this point, the fullness had collapsed at the top of the arm, leaving you with all the fullness from the … Continue reading

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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

Posted in 1700s, Elizabeth Schuyler, Georgian | 2 Comments