Thursday, 31 May 2012

1870s Tie-Back Skirt

1870s Victorian skirt, hand pleated, French seams. Floor length. Authentic to the time period.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

What is Historical Costuming?

A historical costume is a garment inspired by a certain time period or year.With historical costumes you have two options…… 

Historically Accurate: This means that the costume is historically accurate. So, for example, the fabrics have been carefully researched, the seam placement and styles of stitching have been done in the style of the time period you choose. Buttons have been chosen with special attention to detail and trims and decorations have been made to look authentic to the period. This type is generally costly to re-create.
Historically Inspired:  This means that the costume was inspired by historical styles. The fabrics in this style of costume will look like something from that time period, but may be a newer type of fabric. Zippers might be used for fasteners and fancy eyelets and historical laces might be eliminated. These costumes are generally less expensive and still look like a historical costume, but are not historically accurate in every detail.

Friday, 18 May 2012

1870s Trained Skirt

The skirt is made from green shot taffeta with black velvet accents. The skirt is available on its own, but there will be a basque jacket to go with it, also with black velvet accents. Price is for skirt only! Undergarments, corset and jacket priced separately. Custom sizes available, and wait times are approximately 10 business days plus shipping time.

Black Edwardian Drawers

These are closed-crotch Edwardian drawers, trimmed with lace. They are available with or without the ribbon trim. The ruffles have tucks and lace. Sides button. There is a matching camisole.

Edwardian Camisole

This is a camisole from the early Edwardian, late Victorian era. The bodice features red and little tucks. The neckline has lace threaded with red satin ribbon, and the armholes are trimmed with red lace. The waist is closed with red ribbon and the bodice closures are buttons.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Chinese Silk Brocade Vest

Made from silk brocade and Lined with silk charmeuse. Vintage buttons (had them since the 60s!) Belt buckle has not yet been applied.

Man's Tapestry-Weight Vest

The vest is tapestry-weight, and is lined with the same fabric as the collar, and the back is also the olive taffeta. Making this for VCon, but if any men out there are interested in having one made or buying this one when it;s done, message me! It'a a 38"-40" chest.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

10% off on Three Piece Set

If you buy all three items at the same time; the corset, the camisole and the bloomers, you will get 10% off the total price.

White Corset

The corset is single layer, as it is worn over a chemise or camisole. Fully boned with sprung steel and spiral steel. Busk front closing, and grommets in back. Constructed of twill. The front is embroidered in blue to match the ribbon trim on the bloomers and camisole.

Corset is $100.00

Victorian Bloomers

Finished Victorian bloomers. Because they are split-crotch, they are very baggy in back. I'll try to get photos of me wearing the whole outfit in the next couple of days.

Bloomers are $60.00

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Edwardian Camisole

This is a camisole from the early Edwardian, late Victorian era. The bodice features crocheted lace and little tucks. The neckline has lace threaded with baby blue satin ribbon, and the armholes are trimmed with crocheted lace. The waist is closed with blue ribbon and the bodice closures are pearl buttons.
There will be matching drawers and petticoat to come. Price is just for camisole; drawers and petticoat will be separately priced.

Camisole is $55.00

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Project in Progress

Camisole in progress. You can see the little tucks, and the lace will be insertion lace; that is, I will sew it down, then on the wrong side cut the fabric away and finish the inside edges. That way, skin shows through the lace :-)

Monday, 20 February 2012

Next Project

This will be my next major project, but in olive green with black trim.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Tsukino-Con Victoria

Newest skirt! Can be bought with or without the apron. Email for prices!

Skirt $55.00 without apron. With apron, $70.00
I will be at Tsukino-Con again this year, but in Artist's Alley. Mention you saw this post, and receive 10% off your total purchase! These are just some of the items that will be for sale.

Skirt $65.00

Corset $175.00

Corset $175.00