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Finished my bust pads today for under my Edwardian corset. “What God has forgotten, we stuff with cotton!” I chose to reproduce a pair of c. 1900 “Falsies” that are in the LACMA. A perfect match for my rump pad!
My matching rump pad:
Court dress, ca 1900 Russia, the Met Museum
Antoine-Jean-Joseph-Éléonore Ansiaux [1764-1840] - Portrait of Marie-Denise Smits
Yesterday’s project (as I didn’t have time today to finish the one I wanted to, I’ll have to post them separately): a “hip pad” - which is actually just more of a bustle pad - for under my c. 1903 corset which I am starting soon. And of course the lace and bows are required! Floofiness is necessary!
From my icon:
White cotton tarlatan day dress, Kyoto Institute, late 1860s
showtunesandrage asked: Is there a post/bigger version of the dress in your icon? It's super tiny on my dash and I've looked through a couple of different tags for it and haven't seen it. Thanks!
Coming right up!
Éowyn’s “jumper” is supposedly made out of a mid-weight linen, so that’s what I constructed mine with. It was a beautiful fabric! Just like the archery dress, it’s sewn entirely by hand. The neckline, hem, and side openings are faced and there are hand sewn eyelets to thread the leather cording through (the mismatched suede cord in the first initial photos isn’t what I ended up with - notice the much improved smooth cord in the on-sight photos). I still have yet to add some leather cording around the neckline, but besides that I am exceptionally pleased with this project. And without further ado, I give you Éowyn’s surcoat!
This is my recreation of Susan’s Archery Dress from the first Narnia film! It is faithfully reproduced, except I excluded the slits on the upper arm and decided I preferred a simpler and cleaner bound edge on the cuffs rather than more embroidery. It is made out of the most scrumptous mid-weight linen and the pattern is drafted by myself. Entirely hand sewn with flat-felled seams, hand-bound eyelets, and hand embroidery, it took me about a year to complete (although I wasn’t as frequent of a sewer then as I am now). Enjoy! :)
You can see the bound cuff here:
A detail of the embroidery!
And just for fun, a picture of the dress in action as I do what I do best:
I can also put up more photos of the Éowyn surcoat that I made, which you see my friend Stephanie wearing in the above photos. (And the beautiful woman sitting next to me in a darker green dress is my darling mother!) Should I post those next?
Yesterday night I finally finished this charming dress! It has the sweetest white-on-white check pattern which you can’t really see in the photos. Circa 1811 and sewn entirely by hand!
And because I can, here are the nankeen-coloured half boots I wear with it that I just got for Christmas :D I’ll soon be adding a rosette to each of them right below the lacing.
I finished another project this afternoon that I’ll post about tomorrow…. to be continued!