I asked about the binding the gown… This is the best picture I have of it even though you can’t really see it because of the shadow casted by the doorway. http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs568.ash2/149026_1706164172986_1204485694_1851215_470 

The link doesn’t work :/ could you resend it, please? I’d love to see!

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Hi! I think your blogs are awesome! Which eras do you reenact? Do you think you could post some pics of you reenacting in all your lovely clothes? I’d love to see some! You are gorgeous! -Lisa

Thank you! I currently reenact the Middle Ages (late 1300s/early 1400s is my specialty) and the American Civil War (I’m a reb), though I make costumes for other eras such as the Regency period. Though I don’t have many pictures at all of me DURING a reenactment, I’ll put up the few that I do possess :) I’m so pleased that you’re interested. And oh, I’m terribly flattered. You are too kind!

(Is this LRML- don’t want to post your last name - or another Lisa? :p )

What’s on your mind?

I’m a currently making a wool robe a’langlais. Ideally, I want to bind the hem with red wool tape like some of the women did for their petticoats during the late 18th century. Have you seen any documentation for something like that?

Unfortunately, though I’ve seen plenty of stays and petticoats that are bound, I’ve never seen an example of a gown with binding. But please send photos when you’ve finished! I’d love to see the finished product :D

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Hi hello, Hope you don’t mind but I was intending to use one of the images on your blog for a presentation. I was curious however from which museum collection the dresses originated? It is about the blue and purple 1865 silk dresses on page 7.

That’s wonderful that my humble blog could help you! Those particular dresses are from the Metropolitan Museum. Though this entry isn’t for them, you can see them in the photo on The Met’s website here.

Got a request?

French evening dress | Met Museum | c. 1911

French evening dress | Met Museum | c. 1911

I finished my 1861 shirtwaist!

fate-of-faye:

And so yet another addition is added to my trousseau for the Athenaeum Girl’s School :)

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American silk dress | Met Museum | c. 1860

American silk dress | Met Museum | c. 1860

Sheer cotton dress | Metropolitan Museum | c. 1865

Sheer cotton dress | Metropolitan Museum | c. 1865

fate-of-faye:

oh dont mind me just sitting here in my fifties dress that i made, nbd

Hopefully I’ll have pictures of the bodice to post soon, but for now here’s a peak of my newest ’50s dress!

fate-of-faye:

oh dont mind me just sitting here in my fifties dress that i made, nbd

Hopefully I’ll have pictures of the bodice to post soon, but for now here’s a peak of my newest ’50s dress!

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fate-of-faye:

Oh look right there, it’s my 100% hand-sewn 1861 petticoat!


I realized I’ve forgotten to post my most recently finished projects to my historical blog! Here’s my petticoat :)

fate-of-faye:

Oh look right there, it’s my 100% hand-sewn 1861 petticoat!

I realized I’ve forgotten to post my most recently finished projects to my historical blog! Here’s my petticoat :)

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