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.