Feeding my obsession for all things corsetry and pre-modern era fashion. I'm also an aspiring corsetier. If you have any questions about corseting/training, feel free to ask!
Laces and Loonies

budgetlolita:

anasissammael:

doxiequeen1:

I finished it yay! I tried it on and realized I couldn’t zip myself into on my own, so the shoulders fit funny since it wasn’t closed all the way in the back. Also the petticoat is way too small. I kind of thought I could get away with it but I can’t, so tonight I’ll make a quilted petticoat.

I also made a day cap out of left over materials. It’s based off of a design from the 1850’s when the dress is from the late 30’s, but that can be our secret.

Made from five yards of printed linen, the bodice is fully lined with muslin, and it zips up the back for convenience. The garment was sewn and drafted by me.

Total time: 28 hours, four days from start to finish. Total Cost: $36

Most of the time was spend hand sewing, and gathering. Dress fabric was $35, trims on the cap and muslin were a gift, and the zipper was $1.

pretty

This would be so amazingly toasty warm to wear.

Apr 22nd at 8PM / via: crisgb / op: doxiequeen1 / reblog / 817 notes

fripperiesandfobs:

Costume designed by Gabriella Pescucci for Michelle Pfeiffer in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999)

From Tirelli Costumi

Apr 22nd at 4PM / via: pardonmybloomers / op: fripperiesandfobs / reblog / 8,934 notes

eggplantcrusader:

My method is very winging it style with no exact science, but figured I would share on my Tumblr since I already typed it all out for a friend 

  1. I get about 2 yards of fabric to make pleats 1 1/2 in. and my waist is 35 in or so and it’s too big for me, so figure out what you have. Making it bigger is easier imo in the long run
  2. I measure up from the fold the length I want for the skirt (minus the 2 in or so for the waist band) so I don’t have to hem anything to make the bottom pretty
  3. cut that bitch to that length you figured out
  4. Iron that bitch out flaaat.
  5. Sit there and make the damn pleats. Get something to measure. It’s best to go one pleat at a time to make sure they’re super even. I measure 1 1/2 in and then pin it, then measure another 1 1/2 and pin it. Fold the fabric so the pins line up. You should have 1 1/2 in of fabric on top of 1 1/2 in of fabric! Hey first pleat!
  6. Iron it like crazy
  7. Pin the bottom of the pleat and the bottom of the pleat to keep it in place
  8. Repeat 5-7 until you have all your pleats 
  9. Baste stitch along the top to keep the pleats in place. 
  10. I like to stitch the inside pleats to help keep the shape (pic 1. The top layer is what it looks like on the outside, bottom layer what it looks like on the inside with the stitches along the inside of the pleats)
  11. Another helpful thing to keep the shape of the pleats is to top stitch an inch or two down the pleat at the waist (pic 2 & 3) If you did both 10 & 11 the inside should look like the unnumbered picture in the inside of the skirt (minus waist band and all so far)
  12. Since I didn’t have any science to the size and stuff, I figured out the actual size of the skirt that it needs to be to fit me. It works best to hide your seam and zipper if you can find a meeting of two pleats that fits your waist 
  13. I cut the inside of the pleat to make the seam so it hides and put the zipper in there and since I cut the inside of the pleat, hey the top pleat is still there and hides it! (pic 4 & 5)
  14. do yo waist band 
  15. eeeeeeey knife pleat skirt!

***OH YEAH IRON ALL THE DAMN TIME. Like after every step just iron just iron everything and when you’re done starch it and iron it more just iron the hell out of it without burning it and all

fashionsfromhistory:

Costume for Octavian in “Der Rosenkavalier”
Ezio Frigerio 
1971
CNCS

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fashionsfromhistory:

Costume for Octavian in “Der Rosenkavalier”

Ezio Frigerio 

1971

CNCS

hathawayfans:

In Fantine’s costumes you see her.decline. Les Misérables’ costume designer, Paco Delgado, explains that to make the already lean character look even thinner, he used clingy fabrics and airbrushed the sides of Anne Hathaway’s costumes with darker colors, to give her the look of a young woman vanishing from consumption.

hathawayfans:

In Fantine’s costumes you see her.decline. Les Misérables’ costume designer, Paco Delgado, explains that to make the already lean character look even thinner, he used clingy fabrics and airbrushed the sides of Anne Hathaway’s costumes with darker colors, to give her the look of a young woman vanishing from consumption.

Apr 21st at 8AM / via: a-harlots-progress / op: hathawayfans / reblog / 150 notes

asylum-art:

Elaborate Dresses Hand-Drawn on Perfectly Aligned Mirror by Luca Meneghel

Into the Mirror is an elegant fashion photo shoot with a twist. Italian photographer Luca Meneghel created the series by blending reality with illustrations that are hand-drawn along the surface of a mirror. Simply dressed in nude garb, model Nasty Bugriy shows off her stylish sense of rare fashion by standing perfectly placed in front of the elaborate dresses and jewels.

(Source: -l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s)

Apr 20th at 7PM / via: a-harlots-progress / op: asylum-art / reblog / 1,112 notes

fashionsfromhistory:

Costume & Sketch for Ganna Walska as Floria Tosca in “Tosca”

Erté

1920

LACMA

dentellesetfroufrous:

Great Gatsby Fever: 20 Pieces of Vintage 1920′s Lingerie - The Lingerie Addict

1920′s silk bra and tap pants, via Vintage Textile

dentellesetfroufrous:

Great Gatsby Fever: 20 Pieces of Vintage 1920′s Lingerie - The Lingerie Addict

1920′s silk bra and tap pants, via Vintage Textile

Apr 20th at 5PM / via: sewvictorian / op: dentellesetfroufrous / reblog / 234 notes

A dressmaker, Denise, a real dressmaker, an artist, he needs to know flawless stitching, how to cut finely, has to have a delicate eye but more than anything else, we need to know people. A woman will love her dress because it was made to fit her character, not just her body.  Now, some girls want to get lost in the crowd, to be pretty and no more.  There are certain types who want to attract only one man. Their dress must have a secret, hidden beauty.  So, we need to study them all.

The Paradise 1x5

okiya:

Geisha 1 (by YoheiD7000)

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okiya:

Geisha 1 (by YoheiD7000)

Apr 19th at 4PM / via: okiya / op: okiya / reblog / 93 notes