Category Archives: 1830s

Vaguely victorian chemise

A quick post while I’m still researching the fit of 1830s corsets. So I actually made this chemise over a year and a half ago for my 1850s dress. Aaand the second it was finished, I hated it, and stuck … Continue reading

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First Romantic corset mock

I ended up going with Past Patterns 708. It’s probably a little late for the era, most evidence points to something more like the earlier regency patterns. But I like that it had a busk and was strapless, and I … Continue reading

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1830s corset

Still doing research on the dress fabric, but taking a quick break to figure out corsetry, since this will be the most complicated part of the outfit. So I was all set to do some research, when I found this … Continue reading

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Can’t find a fabric!

Take a look at this portrait of Ada Lovelace: Artist, I get that you were being artistic with your watercolors, but ugh a dress isn’t that many colors.   (Shower thought – with the purples and black lace, I almost wonder if … Continue reading

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Pondering the dress

So what should my Ada Lovelace dress look like? At first I was digging the idea of the criss-cross front (some examples here, here, here) but these are all early 1830s, and hence too early for what I want. Hrmph. … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace

I realized, if I want a costume for Halloween, I actually do need to start plotting now. Introducing (drum roll)… Ada Lovelace! For the extremely short bio – Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron. She worked closely with … Continue reading

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