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So. I mentioned my cousin took some pictures while we were at my grandparents' house for Thanksgiving a few weeks ago. I told him I wanted a disk when we came for Christmas, and he delivered!

I love these. Here are some of my favorites!


Behind the scenes.


More; the plaid dress. )

The Fancy dress )

Aaaand Katie's running around in her underwear again. )

*Cheater chemise; I know, I know.
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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.)
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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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There are occasions where I can churn out costume pieces in very little time. The graph paper Elinor dress dress was made in two days. This, however, is not one of those times. I've made a collar and a sleeve today. One sleeve--not so much a pair. My attention span for finishing the other one is not looking too promising. But, in the absence of progress, I offer pictures.


Sleeve #1...and only, at this point.


I have some needlerun lace I might add to the collar, but again with the attention span.
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So, I went to a Civil War reenactment (though I do use the term loosely) in Jackson this weekend. The site was...fine, but the shopping was quite good. Above are a couple of the buttons I bought for the slowly-progressing plaid day bodice.

And under the cut, more stuff! )

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