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I thought this was really well done!!

Fun links

May. 25th, 2009 10:43 am
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I know many of you are familiar with the links in this post, but I wanted to share them again for those who have not yet discovered them. This is in NO way a complete list. There are too many for me to put here :)

Links that will suck up your whole day:

Manchester City Galleries

The Met Museum-The Costume Institute

The New York Public Library Picture Collection Online

McCord Museum Photo Portraits

McCord Museum Extant Clothing collection

Collection of extant gown photos someone collected from the internet from museums, etc

Kyoto Costume Institute's "Fashion" -book preview online by Google-

The Lafayette Studio photos from the V&A

The V&A Collection
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I want a motor duster. I have no conceivable reason to have one as yet, but I want one. I just figured out that to make one would cost around $70+ if you figure in pattern, fabric, shipping for pattern and fabric, interfacing and buttons.

OR I could buy one that I think is really pretty

I'm torn because it's a lot of money to spend on something A) not black (yeah, I could dye it, but I wouldn't), and B) out of my usual bustle era. Then I'd need to start making Edwardain clothing.

So of course this makes me want to make Edwardian clothing!! I want to make the 1909 Suit from the dreaded Rocking Horse Farm. Sadly, there is very little out there for true Edwardian, I think. You'd think it would be easier to make/more popular because it didn't involve complicated undergarments (hoops and bustles).

In other news, my books from the Temple Library came. Wow. The Cut of Women's Clothes by Norah Waugh is a MUST HAVE. Yeah, it's $80.00, but I'm gonna half to fork it over.
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Thank you guys so much for the wonderful 18th century gown photos for my new fabric! Since I'm easily swayed and love to do group projects, I'm going to jump on the Polonaise Bandwagon and do Georgiana's gown from The Duchess (Thanks to [ profile] bauhausfrau for the screen shots!). [ profile] bauhausfrau even supplied me with a pattern that everyone seems to like: Period Impressions 1770 Polonaise and Petticoat pattern. Though one could also use Butterick 3640 (left hand version) in a pinch.

This all makes perfect sense as one of my favorite gowns from Marie Antoinette is her blue stripe polonaise (thanks to [ profile] padawansguide's Costumer's Guide to Movie Costumes for the screen shots

All that floufiness is soo delicious!!

I think the fabric I have is a silk taffeta. I'll have to ask Beth for sure. Maybe it's faux? I don't know. It does seem to have a crispness to it, so I think it will work! I hope there is enough of the stripe to do both the overgown and underskirt plus trim!


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