Category Archives: 1910s

American Duchess Cape (Cult) – Fitting

Like most folks who do historical costuming (or any sewing) on the internet, you may have heard of the free American Duchess Cape pattern. I volunteered to host a sewalong on TarValon.net for this (as it crosses over to cosplay … Continue reading

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Costume College, Thursday and Friday

Only a month behind, that seems pretty on top of things for me and this blog, eh? The pool party night was Disney themed so I pulled out my old Elsa costume, since that seemed like a pretty good excuse … Continue reading

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Bubblegum Titanic Dress at Costume College

I did in fact finish my dress for Costume College! Thank you to Rebecca for taking all the photos here! And for some details: What the item is: An Edwardian afternoon dress. Fabric/Materials: ~4 yards of this bizarre silk. It looks … Continue reading

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Bubblegum muslin

A retrospective post! I did finish the dress in time for costume college (2 days before even! Not the day before!), but here are some photos of the muslin. The first one I made was super pouchy and blouse-y. Like … Continue reading

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The mad rush towards Costume College – a Bubblegum Titanic Dress

So I’m going to Costume College for the first time this year! So of course that means I want shiny new outfits (even though it’s not like people have seen my current stuff, since I don’t go to many events). … Continue reading

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Tutorial: Covering Garters

So pretty much every single corset of the 1910s had garters attached. Observe: However, unlike in the 1910s, you can’t just buy wide ruffled elastic is multiple colors today. Even my attempts on etsy to find some totally failed. This … Continue reading

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More tedious stuff

Did I say cutting fabric was boring? I lied, inserting grommets is worse. Especially when this is a long line corset, meaning 18 grommets per side. I have an assembly line of tools I use for making the holes in which … Continue reading

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Just Tedious Stuff

Cutting out the corset. Every piece is cut out in coutil twice, then in taffeta. I cut every layer individually since it’s too easy to get wiggly pieces or extra millimeters if you tried to cut something as thick as coutil … Continue reading

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Corset Fitting

The corset I am making is Truly Victorian Late Edwardian Corset. I am making the view with the higher bust. First, before even cutting anything out, I shortened each pattern piece by 2″ above the waist. The pattern underarm-to-waist measurement is … Continue reading

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A Victorian/Edwardian Chemise

After the 4 month marathon of the last dress, I needed something nice and chill to get back into the swing of sewing. Since none of the summer session sewing classes at Canada College appealed to me, I decided to … Continue reading

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