Showing posts from September, 2010

Stays - Olympe's Test Stays Complete

Sep 28, 2010 9 comments

I've learned SO much while working on these stays, and much shall change in the final pattern.  They're to be mailed off to Olympe ...

Costume Analytics: Marie Antoinette's Dove Grey Riding Habit

Sep 28, 2010 16 comments

Welcome to "Costume Analytics," where we take a close look (or as close as possible) at scintillating costume pieces from portrai...

Cranach and Holbein and Durer, Oh My...

Sep 26, 2010 20 comments

"Judith Victorious" Cranach, c 1530 Something I'm thinking about, but I'm not *sure* about right now. I've had a...

Staycation - More Progress on Olympe's Test Stays

Sep 26, 2010 4 comments

The tabs on the right are bound, but not on the left.  Also to come - eyelets, bindings, and ribbons for the straps. Some more progress o...

Staying Put - Olympe's Test Stays, and Moving

Sep 23, 2010 8 comments

More work on the test garment that will help me fit Olympe's stays.  I've installed all the boning as well as the grommets (to be c...

Happy Autumn from American Duchess

Sep 22, 2010 3 comments

In honor of the turn of seasons, enjoy this autumnal new background from ShabbyBlogs.com. And just for extra Autumy celebratory entertainm...

Olympe's Stays - Overnight Stay

Sep 16, 2010 7 comments

The boning channels, stuffed.  I should have taken more care to cut the peach jacquard in a way more, well, thought through, but as a mock...

Olympe's Stays - Mock-Up Progress

Sep 16, 2010 4 comments

The blue line at the waist indicates where an additional tab will be cut, after installing the bones. Ah, lovely progress on Olympe's...

The Problem With Sewing for Other People

Sep 10, 2010 53 comments

This is a blog, a place where I can post my dress progress, what's going on in my life, what I'm working on, places I'm going......

The Stays That Bind: Olympe's 18th c. Stays

Sep 6, 2010 9 comments

Starting a new project, a pair of stays, a commission for Olympe. Olympe's materials - cream jacquard, yellow linen, and the stays ...

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