Friday, November 26, 2010

steam punk

Steampunk Airship Pirate

If you love Steampunk outfits you have to look at Alisa's website!!!!. She makes really beautifull costumes!!!
Steampunk Black&White

Steampunk Saloon

Steampunk Geisha

Saturday, November 20, 2010

georgian fashion

janet arnold riding habit

Im getting verry frustrated!!!..aaaahh..
My sewing and patterndrawing skills are not that good that i can make from an janet arnold 1/8 scale pattern (inches) a full women pattern for my body only in cm.
Im taking sewing lessons and next year learn to draw a pattern so i have to be patient.

I bought some cm grid paper..and copied the riding habit pattern. 1 1/8 inch grid(janet arnold)=1 cm grid (copy)
Its going te be small..maybe my daughters BabyBorn doll can wear it hihihi.
But i think its going to help me understand the pattern..and how to sew it together..!




Also known as robe à la française, robe battante, robe volante, sack dress. The name is said to be derived from kontush, an Hungarian gown with a pleated back.

The contouche can be seen as having developed from the manteau by letting the folds in back fly loose instead of tacking them down. It started out as neglige in the late 17th century and developed into the robe battante or robe volante ("flying gown") during the Régence (1715-1723).

The robe volante had pleats in back, starting below the shoulders, and a circular skirt which was lifted up in front to reveal the jupe. It was closed in front and pulled over the head. During the Régence, ladies started to wear it outside the house as well, and it could be seen draped over the huge domes of early paniers.

During the 30s, the garment changed its name to robe à la française and was worn open in front, but still much resembled a wrapping gown. While it found its way into formal and court wear, it gradually developed a waist as the front panels and sides were cut and pleated to shape. The front opened over a stomacher or the corset and the jupe.

During the second half of the century, the pleats in back became narrower, so that in fact they were only an addition on an otherwise fitted gown. The extreme was reached with the robe à la piemontaise, where the pleats had degenerated into an appendix fixed to the back of the shoulders. In that shape, the contouche continued as court fashion until the French Revolution, after which it faded into oblivion.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

elf fantasy fair 2011

This year the elf fantay fair is on 16 & 17 april 2011

Ik ben er nu 3 keer geweest..en niet erg mijn best gedaan om met een mooi kostuum op de proppen te komen. Vorig jaar was ik als zigeunerin, had ik allerlei kledingstukken overelkaar heen getrokken en mijn haren wild gemaakt. Stond wel mooi hoor.Maar als je dan op de fair loopt en ziet wat een enorme creativiteit sommige mensen hebben..ongelofelijk..Daar zitten maanden werk in denk ik.

Dus ernstig op zoek naar inspiratie hihi en doorzettingsvermogen om er dan ook wat van te maken he!!!!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

village hat shop gallery

i found this amazing gallery online!!!..all about hats..23 chapters and 193 images

By R. Turner Wilcox

R. Turner Wilcox's THE MODE IN HATS AND HEADDRESS, published in 1945, is a scholarly masterwork of headwear fashion and history. Understand that Ms. Wilcox is not only responsible for the text, but is also the illustrator of the 193 plates appearing below. If the illustrations are not impressive enough, reading her key words and phrases for these twenty-three chapters give some idea of the depth of her knowledge on this frequently arcane subject.