Betty and Judy are here and they’ve got something to say. Mainly that Judy played an angle and used her brothers identity to convince Bob Wallace and Phil Davis to come see their show. Judy is a genius and knew they couldn’t resist “doing it for a pal in the army”. Also at this point in the film we are entering the section that is Costume DESIGNEDDDD. Edith Head is really letting loose. Who can resist these perfectly coordinating sister dressing gowns? Betty is lookin so All American with her piped lapel collar it just makes me want to drink a Coca Cola from a glass bottle. Meanwhile Judy is the epitome of terry cloth chic with her mandarin collar, dramatically braided closures and tasseled belt.
Oh I thought a pelerine would be so much simpler to make! I didn’t have a pattern to go by but I thought “how hard could it be?” It took me all day and the collar is still only basted. But I’m proud because this is the first thing I’ve ever drafted from scratch. It’s oddly more complicated than it looks. The pieces are from the flounce of a petticoat and the trim of a christening gown — both antiques that I found in a scrap pile at Alameda a couple months back. I wish I had finer whitework to use but this is what I had in my stash. I’ll be wearing this over my dress at Dickens. #historicalsewing#historicalcostume#historicalcostuming#victorianstyle#victorianfashion#1830sfashion#1840sfashion#dickensfair
Please excuse my disheveled appearance, this was taken at the end of a very long day. But our Christmas program was a complete success, despite the rain. Plus I had an excuse to show off my new dress!! Still some tweaks to be made after it’s first outing, but I’m very proud of what I was able to do!
Really dusting off an oldie with this one! This TV series chronicles a period of rapid social and technological change from the early 20th century through WWI. There’s heartbreak, horses, flying, and a very catchy theme song. It is quite slow paced, but I’d recommend it for a cozy afternoon in!
Weekend #2 at the Sunnyside Bliss Plaza Holiday Market!
We showed up, we sold some things and lost 7.25 toes to frostbite.
And a special thanks to @marshalllacount for lending me his ski pants. Literally could not have survived today without them.
Here’s my first 1870s dress! It’s ice blue silk taffeta with cornflower blue silk trim and fringe. Pattern is Truly Victorian 1871 bodice, which fit perfectly! I wore it to @modernmantuamakers Christmas party yesterday. It’ll be worn again next month with more trim and an overskirt.
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