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My my! I have woefully neglected this journal! My apologies to those still following! I wrote my senior thesis (for my undergraduate History degree) during the Spring semester and it sucked up all my time. But it's done (I got an A!) and now I can share what I've been up to.

I made two new outfits for the Steampunk World's Fair.

"May Welland Visiting Dress" This was inspired by a dress May wears in The Age of Innocence a few times. You know I love me some stripes! This dress has no actual steampunk attributes other than being Victorian, but that's good enough for me!



I also made a day dress out of this cool red satin fabric embossed with a crocodile pattern and a red poly taffeta. I call it "The Croc Dress" it's alternate name is "The Sporting Dress" because I wore it to represent the imaginary head of the SPWF Croquet Team. I made the croquet harness, too.



The rest of the photos can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14941369@N07/sets/72157626657528881/

Then came time for the 6th annual Victorian party. Wow, I can't believe I've been doing this for 6 years!

I made a dress out of my famous white on white stripe cotton voile. Yup, that fabric I got years ago at Joann's that I used to make my Chemise a la Reine, my Regency chemise, and the Regency day dress I started like 2 years ago (and only needs a hem to be finished...I should be ashamed!).



And the rest of the photos can be found here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14941369@N07/sets/72157626947959942/

Next up: 18th c. polonaise for Bastille Day in Philadelphia

Date: 2011-07-02 04:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] replyhazy.livejournal.com
I'm giving you the Crazed Genius Seamstress award. All fabulous!

Date: 2011-07-02 09:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madamekat.livejournal.com
LOL! I'm totally getting that printed on a t-shirt! Thank you!

Date: 2011-07-02 04:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bauhausfrau.livejournal.com
So glad to see you back on LJ, you've been missed!

I love all of them but especially the last two - the sporting one I really want to see in real life, that crocodile fabric sounds too cool. And as you know I have a major soft spot floofy fluffy summer gowns so the last one is right up my alley.

Date: 2011-07-02 09:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madamekat.livejournal.com
Thanks, I really enjoy LJ, and it was tough putting it down while I concentrated on school.

Yeah, that croc fabric is really whacky and fun and the white dress felt soooo dreamy! Thanks!

Date: 2011-07-02 04:55 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-07-02 09:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] madamekat.livejournal.com
Thank you! I was happy to flounce around with you while I wore the white bustle! Looking forward to our next costume-related flouncing!

Date: 2011-07-04 02:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] padawansguide.livejournal.com
Yay! Me too!

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