Category Archives: Georgian

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

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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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