Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fall 2014 Costume Plans

While I'm enjoying writing blog posts about old projects - honestly, who knew I put so much work into the Striped Monstrosity - I do have a couple of new projects on the horizon. Since all the cool kids are doing it, I'll chat about what I have planned. First up? The Rad Redingote.

The fabric:

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I bought this blue/cream shot silk taffeta in the fabric district during Costume College for a steal and I absolutely love it. The only problem is I only have a bit under 4 yards of it since I bought all that was left on the bolt.

The plan:


I want the redingote on the right in the picture above. I'm thinking that I will either have to piece or simplify the collar a bit because of how little fabric I have. Either way, I already have a sheer petticoat to wear with it and some of the silk gauze from Burnley and Trowbridge for the neck-handkerchief.

The best part? I've commissioned the lovely Amy of Creative Chaos to make death's head buttons for me! Forget the rest of the dress - buttons are where it's at.

My deadline is October 16th. Time to go pull out my trusty 18th century block.

2 comments:

  1. I'm soooo excited for this dress! You will be amazing, especially with death's head buttons from Amy!

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  2. Buttons are cool but I think that fabric is where it's at!!! I hope you have enough to do what you want!

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