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19th C Costuming for Those Who Dream of the Past
19th C Costuming for Those Who Dream of the Past

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Pleated trim!!! And check out her bun.... could definitely see modern hairpieces re-creating this look. Princess Alice in 1861
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So, so elegant! Fashions from August 1877 as seen in Godey's Lady's Book.
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The girly-girls really get to have a party in the Seventies! The 1870s that is. So what sets this decade of fashion apart from the ones surrounding it? Take a look: http://historicalsewing.com/how-do-you-know-its-a-1870s-bustle-dress
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1861-62 day dress from the Musee Galliera. Nice simple trim design of about 1.25" pleated silk. Notice the bodice is a plain 2-dart, pointed front but the placement of the trim on the surface mimics that very fashionable zouave jacket of the era.
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Grading seam allowances has come up in our Regency Corset class as we set in our chemise gussets. Here's my tutorial on what grading is and how & where to do it. http://historicalsewing.com/tutorials/how-to-grade-seam-allowances

"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." ~C. S. Lewis Anyone else feel this way?? :-)

What have you made in historical fashion in #cerulean blue? I just ordered some gorgeous sateen for a Regency dress.

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Finish your #cerulean ensemble c.1867 with leather gloves. Met Museum accession number: C.I.62.35.14a, b
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Don't forget you can have a #cerulean blue corset too! This one from Augusta Auctions is dated after 1850. http://ow.ly/I9N83

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Here's a lovely blue corduroy suit by dressmaker Caroline Mundahl c.1912-15. From Minnesota Historical Society #cerulean
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