Category Archives: Georgian

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

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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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Lady Moiraine’s Sacque Gown

I may have put the last stitch in the stomacher at midnight the day before my plane flight, but the gown was finished on time for Jordan Con 7. And the results of the costume contest? The gown is worn over … Continue reading

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Gathering a million yards of trim.

Sorry for the long gap, this costume was finished and worn for Jordan Con. But the post-project sewing malaise apparently leads to blogging malaise. I decided to do the big gathered waves that was very popular on sacque gowns. I wanted … Continue reading

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I got toothpaste on my petticoat.

Not really. But you’ll see in a moment. Here is where the cosplay element of my dress comes in – the petticoat and stomacher. For those Wheel of Time fans out there, I was portraying Moiraine Damodred *before* she went … Continue reading

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Sleeve flounces

Not a lot to say here either. My friend graciously scaled up these flounces for me as well. I can’t figure out why the middle flounce had the band that went all the way around the sleeve, rather than the … Continue reading

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