1780s Riding Habit Scheming

September 14, 2012 - comments

I've wanted an 18th century riding habit for as long as I can remember (my childhood obsession with Felicitiy's riding habit being mostly to blame), and it’s been on my costuming bucket list for far too long. Since I will be visiting Williamsburg in the early spring rather than the brutally hot summer this year, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to finally make one! 

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What's Next?

September 13, 2012 - comments

So now that I'm all caught up on past projects, what's next on my costuming agenda?

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Filed under: Williamsburg Wardrobe

The NYC Blouse

September 6, 2012 - comments
In my last post I mention some printed silk I purchased at Mood Fabrics in the NYC fabric district. Despite the hefty price tag (it is Mood after all), I fell in love and couldn’t resist getting one yard to make a blouse.  I was super excited to work on the blouse once we got home from our trip, but Costume College sewing took precedence. However, the blouse was the first thing I worked on after recovering from the Costume College plague. Read more...

Filed under: modern: blouses

New York, New York

September 4, 2012 - comments
At the beginning of July, my husband and I headed north for a whirlwind weekend in New York City. The trip was originally planned to visit with my brother-in-law, who was going to give us a tour of the city, but because of unforeseen circumstances my husband and I ended up on our own. It all worked out in the end as this left more room for fabric shopping. :)

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Filed under: travels

Costume College Sunday: Mauve Robe en Chemise

September 1, 2012 - comments
Continuing with our Costume College recap, on Sunday I wore a new Robe en Chemise (or chemise dress if I'm not feeling French) made from mauve silk broadcloth.
 
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Filed under: 1780s, Costume College
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