Dear LJ:

Feb. 3rd, 2010 02:50 pm
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Okay, people, plea for research help time!

Dressing gowns/robes appropriate for regency/1812 wear. I know resources for 1860s wrappers, but have not been able to find anything for 1812 so far. Links, pictures, book references, anything--much appreciated!

*flees to orientation*
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A few of the First Regiment Volunteers
January 23, 2010


More, and a a brief event summary. )
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Let's say, hypothetically, that I was losing my mind considering a new kind of project for the new year. And let's say, hypothetically, that this new project was out of Costume in Detail by Nancy Bradfield, would be appropriate for multiple Regency and some 1812 events, and involves enough handwork that I need to start now if I want to have a prayer of being done by March. And let's say that I need help sourcing materials, since like I said, this is a new type of project.

So, friends, I appeal to you for help.
  • For fabric, I'm looking for a really nice semi-sheer white material with a little more body than lawn (too spongy) or voile (too soft and sheer), but less than organdy (too stiff). From what I've seen "Swiss muslin" or "Swiss batiste" (are they the same thing?) might be the thing, but I figured it can't hurt to ask. ([livejournal.com profile] koshka_the_cat, I'm kind of glancing in your direction here.)

  • I'm also looking for recommendations on silk embroidery thread I'll need multiple colors, so some thing available in a range of shades would be nice. Does anyone have experience with different kinds of silk thread--or would you recommend something other than silk?

  • And lastly, has anyone (*cough*[livejournal.com profile] dandytailor*cough*) found a source for metal bullion fringe? You know, like a decorator bullion fringe, but made out of actual metal filament? Finer would be better, not like some of the massive twists you see on some of those giant epaulets...


So...any guesses?

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