Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Costume College--What I wore!

I don't generally do these, but I thought why not do something new and do a post about what I wore to Costume College? I made three new dresses--the Game of Thrones dress, 1920s tennis dress, and 1920s robe de style. I rewore my Angry Birds dress on Thursday night, and my cotehardie on Sunday.

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My Angry Birds dress, with five yards of silk charmeuse lined with three yards of China silk may be the best thing to wear ever. I had thought about a more elaborate dress, but since we were going to the garment district on Thursday, I felt this was for the best! I also loved wearing my Game of Thrones dress. I wore it over my 18th century jump-type-things, which gave a nice fit plus a sort of "period" feel. In the show, they wear 18th century style stays, but I didn't like the way mine looked under the dress, so the jumps it was!

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And then the 20s. How much do I love the 20s? So much! The tennis dress was perfect for Saturday. I couldn't imagine not dressing up at Costume College--I just don't have enough events--but an easy costume is nice. I initially worried that it wouldn't feel costumey enough, but once the whole thing was together, it was. And the robe de style might be my favorite gala dress ever. I wish I had thought to get a picture with the sun behind me, because my legs shadowed through very nicely. So scandalous!

cotehardie

And then I finished with the cotehardie. I really just wanted to wear the veil again. And some advice--if you make this type and travel with it, put the dowels in it. It packed perfectly! I had already refreshed it by putting the dowels back in and spraying it with water and baking it. It had flattened a little since the last wear, so I was quite happy I didn't need to completely redo it!

And that was my wardrobe! Next year's plans include the 1890s bicycling sweater and outfit I didn't do this year, a teens evening dress with beetle wing embroidery, another Game of Thrones dress, and...

16 comments:

  1. I love when you do 20s! It always looks so fabulous on you!

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  2. I missed the angry birds dress but saw the others. They were delightful!

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  3. You amaze me! That tennis dress? Wow. All of it really. What fun costumes!! I am excited to see your bicycling sweater & outfit. Have you watched Murdoch Mysteries? They have some fun turn of the century costumes.

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  4. Ok, I loved all of your outfits, but my favorites were your 20s dresses! The tennis outfit was brilliant! That was my all time favorite. But the landing dress was fabulous with your embroidery, beading and beetle wings!! Swoon! It was so fun to finally meet you!
    Blessings!
    g

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    1. Thank you!

      I take it that it shows that I really love wearing 20s? :)

      I'm so glad we finally met too! How long have we known each other? :)

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  5. I absolutely adore your tennis outfit!! I hope to make it to one of the future Costume Colleges!

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    1. Thank you!

      And if you can ever make it, do! It's such a wonderful experience :)

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  6. Ahh I love them! I wish I could see your garments in person. They look so well-made and lovely!

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    1. Thank you!

      I'm glad we can share online now, but it's never really the same as seeing things, is it?

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  7. I missed the cotehardie. The veil is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you!

      And I love that veil. The style really changed my mind about veils in general :)

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  8. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! All of your costumes! And the amount of work you put into the details - so amazing! Can't wait to see what's next!

    Anneliese :)

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    1. Thank you! It's the details I enjoy most of all--I'm glad you like them :)

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  9. You had me at "five yards of silk charmeuse for my angry bird dress"! All your ensembles are simply amazing! Please expound on the "dowels", as I am not familiar with this. Lastly, your "Robe de Style" is exquiste!

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    1. There's not much better than that much silk, is there? :)

      I have a tutorial on how I made the veil here: http://koshka-the-cat.blogspot.com/2014/01/frilled-veil-part-one.html

      Thank you!

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  10. Very nice work
    I invite you on my blog of old magazines and old french sewing patterns
    http://mode.femmes-1900.com/en/
    Regards

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