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The Plaid Beast plaid silk 1860s day dress now has a page on Theatrical~Historical, and you can view it here.

And because I'm always complaining about how I never get noticed whenever I travel in costume with [livejournal.com profile] lachwen and [livejournal.com profile] dandytailor, Gwendolyn kept a running tally of the comments I received while wearing this dress around Gettysburg with her on Saturday. There were quite a few! It was really fun to wear and quite comfortable, even with a trained skirt in crowded streets. I think the ballgown still wins for "favorite," but this one ranks pretty high, too!

Next will be a page for the obnoxious aqua paletot (which didn't get worn much because the weather was so nice!), and then onto new projects! I'm thinking an evening bodice for this dress, some winter wear for 1812, and a riding habit (or three. For various periods.)

Roadtrip

Nov. 23rd, 2009 07:30 pm
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November 22, 2009
Gettysburg, PA


So. I can finally say that I've been to Gettysburg. It was fantastic. This photo is actually from our last day there, Sunday, when Tyler took us on a tour of the battlefield, complete with explanations of troop movements and significance of different locations, markers, and memorials. The rest are under the cut, in roughly chronological order, with brief explanations.

Onward! )

This is where I run out of pictures. Or at least, I have battlefield pictures, but they don't look like much. I'm not so great with landscapes. It was pretty cool, though, and I really liked being able to get a sense of scale, for how big it was really. I really had no imagination for it before.
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I did actually buckle down and finish the other sleeve and add lace to the collar of the plaid outfit. So!


It seems that the new camera is doing slightly better at indoor pictures taken at night. These are less grainy than ones taken under similar conditions with my old one. Good!

A couple more )

Anyway, the sleeves and collar are cotton organdy from Field's. It has very impressive body to it; moreso than even that extremely malleable taffeta I used for the ballgown. It presses reaaaally nicely. The lace on the collar is just a random length of needlerun lace I got at a different Field's when I was sourcing stuff for the first version of the ballgown. The collar is finished without it; it's just whipstitched to the edge. More versatile that way!

Now I just get to sew on a crapload of fasteners. Yaaaay.

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