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Entree into a new period! [Jun. 16th, 2005|12:33 am]
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I've made my first foray into the new area of Civil War era costuming. (For all you non-Americans, you'd think of it as 1860's Victorian.) There's a local reenactment that I'm going to, and also a state faire with the possibility of earning some prizes.

I've taken some step-by-steps, but I'm running on a time crunch, so for now, until the weekend is over, I'll just post quick snapshots of finished pieces.

Behold, my chemise!

In white cotton muslin, with eyelet lace at the neckline, beaded with a lavender ribbon.

All seams are flat-felled. You don't see French seams in this era in undergarments, as the little flap created would chafe underneath a tight-fitting corset.

It looks slightly top-heavy, but my roommate was sitting down on the couch when she shot this picture. It's a little long, but I haven't hemmed it yet.



[User Picture]From: jennil
2005-06-17 05:39 pm (UTC)
Very pretty! The ribbon is a nice touch. I should be more creative with decorating my underpinnings. :)
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