Costuming

At the Sign of the Golden Scissors

Posted Jan 6, 2012 at 17:42 CET in Blogs, Costuming, Fashion, and Links.

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I feel terrible for neglecting this blog so much lately, but here’s a great 18th century blog I just discovered. At the Sign of the Golden Scissors talks about 18th century costuming and has some great articles about 18th century clothing with a focus on historical accuracy.

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Before the Automobile

Posted Sep 26, 2011 at 11:06 CEST in Blogs, Costuming, Fashion, and Links.

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I just found this via Isis’ Wardrobe.

Before the Automobile is an absolutely amazing costuming blog by a Finnish girl with some of the best 18th century costumes I’ve seen. She also makes beautiful 19th century costumes.

My favourite post is one about making her own 18th century shoes, something I have been planning for some time. Maybe now I’ll finally get around to making a pair!

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Shoemaking workshop in New York

Posted Aug 15, 2011 at 09:58 CEST in Costuming, Events, Fashion, and Lectures and classes.

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(Photo from Diary of a Mantua Maker)

I just found this on A Fashionable Frolick. If you’re near New York you can sign up for a week long 18th century shoemaking workshop, August 20-27. Head over to A Fashionable Frolick to read more!

I would absolutely love to do this, learning to make my own shoes is probably highest on my 18th century wishlist, but unfortunately it’s not possible for me to get to New York that soon.

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Twelfth night ball

Posted Jan 6, 2011 at 20:08 CET in Costuming, Events, Fashion, Flickr, My costumes, Photos, and Swedish events.

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Yesterday I went to Gustafs skål’s Twelfth night ball, and I had a wonderful time! I also met Isis, who had a fantastic foresty costume, and Madame Berg, who looked amazing, for the first time. I forgot to take any photos but my boyfriend took a few of my costume when I got back home. I wore the polonaise with a new but unfinished pelisse (the hood trim and armholes are missing). I was planning to make a matching muff as well but didn’t have time.

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A visit at Kina slott

Posted Aug 16, 2010 at 14:06 CEST in Buildings and interiors, Costuming, Fashion, Flickr, My costumes, and Photos.

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A couple of days ago I went to Kina slott (the Chinese pavilion at Drottningholm) to take some photos of my robe à la polonaise since I realised it unintentionally matches the colours of the palace exterior. My boyfriend Henrik was the photographer.

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