Category Archives: Ada Lovelace dress

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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And the dress fabric is…

So I got a whole lot of fabric samples of purple taffetas. The 3 in the middle all ended up being too dark for my tastes. They match the dark purples of the portrait, but I think are too dark … Continue reading

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Dress Fabric Research

Still on an epic quest to find the perfect fabric. As we saw in a previous post, the artist was on crack and included a dozen shades of purples/pinks/reds in the dress. The consensus of commenters Nessa and Katie was to … Continue reading

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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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