In other news... an 18th century gentleman's costume!!!
Yes, it's true. Since January, I've been oggling pictures of early 18th century men's costumes, waistcoats and frockcoats. I've been so smitten with every embroidered piece of delicious clothing, that I decided to make my very own, to wear to this year's Fêtes de la Nouvelle France, in Quebec City.
Ever since I saw this illustration on Deviant Art, I've been wanting to make something similar, so I decided to make it for this summer's festival.
|View of the Frock coat pocket flap, trimmed in black beaded lace and braided trim.|
|So that's what I've been up to... Stay tuned for future developments on my outfit!|
Hope everyone is having a fantastic summer so far. Mine's been insanely busy so far... I'm also working on five bridesmaid dresses and a wedding dress for my cousin's fiancée....
Earlier in May, I recreated a dress from James Jacques Tissot's paintings. This dress has been a source of fascination for a while. It can be seen in as many as eight or more paintings.
(Here are some of them...)
|Here's my rendition of the dress!|
It's made of a lovely, breathable striped cotton in gray and white. The bodice front features fifteen pearly buttons, and four buttons on each sleeve cuff. The neckline is trimmed with knife-pleated fabric. The bustle is removable for ease of care, but also it's fun to change the bustle, if you happen to have another detachable one around.
Photos by Laurie Foster
Photos by Mike Arnold
Here is a photo of my friend Taylor and I at the recent Steampunk Ottawa Science Fair
(the Tissot skirt was perfect for my Steampunk costume!)
Here are some more pictures of the Science Fair - some of my creations:
Some of these fabulous items are now available in my Etsy shop!
Anyways... I think that's enough for now...
Take care guys! I'll be posting more pictures as soon as I can.