Month: January 2015

Showcase Gown

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I can finally say that I am done with the showcase gown!

All the parts have been made, put together and create this stunning ensemble.

I packed up the dress and we headed to Boston to meet with Katy and TJ from Bowker House Photography. Read the rest of this entry »


The French Hood Attempt

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To go alone with the showcase gown, I made a French Hood, as it is period and I had never made one before.

Here is the process in pictures: Read the rest of this entry »

Muff Making!

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While working on the showcase gown, I had the idea to make a really awesome muff to help keep my hands warm during our shoot. At a location that has an average high temperature of 20 degrees and an average low of  6 degrees Fahrenheit! BURRRRR!!!

Let me take you through how I made the muff! Read the rest of this entry »

Muslin Mock-Ups

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Today, I did a bunch of muslin mock-ups. A bum-roll, a couple of partlets, I kept pretty busy.

The bum-roll was total free-handing. I had made one before – a decade ago – for a previous court dress. Read the rest of this entry »