Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Moar Shoes!!

American Duchess is coming out with these gorgeous brocade court shoes and the pre-order is on right now!

I'm really hoping she'll be able to get 100 pre-orders so we can get these shoes made!

Order yours here: http://www.american-duchess.com/shoes-18th-century


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Gothic" Navy and gold anglaise

This was an experimental project in a few ways. It's the first anglaise I've made without an en forreau back. Which for some reason was scary. But the pattern I came up with for the back worked for a little jacket I made, so I figured it would work here! I also tried to do a good job matching the pattern - fortunately I had enough fabric to do that. I didn't have a ton of fabric which was one reason I did the anglaise this way. I know this is not very 18th century fabric, but I think it's kind of fun (and I have very tenuous historical back-up of gold florals on solid backgrounds which I'll detail at the end of the post).  I'm just going to think of it as more of a movie 18th century costume a la Plunkett and Macleane or Sleepy Hollow than historical! :-)  I used vintage rhinestone buttons on it and the rest of my pleated trim from M&J. I just need to put in some hook and eyes and it's done! Here are some photos:



Fan from 1845

My friend Kat once again directed me to something I couldn't resist! This time it was a fan from 1845!

It came with a scrap of paper that dates it, though it is slightly cryptic. The fan itself is not in perfect shape and is really delicate, but it's really lovely.  It's gilded bone and printed lithograph.

The photos are from the auction listing.



Friday, May 11, 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Still more vintage/antique clothes

Here is a blue gown, also circa 1915 - it's in rougher shape than the pink one and cost less than $10!  The trim is really interesting, as is the construction.



Tuesday, May 1, 2012

More vintage/antique clothes

Maybe my favorite find from the antique shop is this pink dress, also circa 1915.  It has some damage, but it's SO pretty and has lots of lovely little details. It cost less than $20.



Vintage and antique clothes!

When I visited my parents last weekend, we went to one of my favorite antique stores.  I ended up leaving with a whole slew of vintage and antique garments for a really good price!

I took some pics - just laying the garments flat out.  I'll break up the images into a few posts probably too.

First up, this white dress, circa 1915. I paid about $26 for it - it's in really good condition.