Category Archives: 1910s

American Duchess Cape – Sewing it up

After the ridiculousness that was FOUR MOCKUPS FOR A FRIGGIN CAPE sewing it up was nice and straightforward. The outer fabric was an easy choice. I’ve had some dark gray wool satin in my stash since 2012 (sheesh both my … Continue reading

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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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