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by operafantomet
Sat May 15, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Historical fabrics
Replies: 0
Views: 3030

Historical fabrics

A lady in Sweden has specialized in reproducing old fabric patterns, as well as making historical garbs. She mostly deals with 18th century, garb wise, while the fabrics are from several periods. And last project she presented was actually a remake of queen Margrete's dress from late 14th/early 15th...
by operafantomet
Sat May 15, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corsetmakers in or near Stockholm, Sweden?
Replies: 10
Views: 9526

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Operafantom - that blue corset is astonishingly beautiful. I'm blown away. Isn't it just fantastic? I was floored when I saw it, she makes small pieces of art, that gal. It's loosely based on a dress worn by queen Maud of Norway (V&A did an exhibition on her clothes some while ago). You can see...
by operafantomet
Sat May 15, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: corset cording
Replies: 9
Views: 9293

Re: corset cording

Although intended for a different era, you might wanna take a look on Jennifer Thompson's hemp cording site:

http://www.festiveattyre.com/research/cording/cord.html
by operafantomet
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Something about this bustle dress.....??pretty but odd
Replies: 3
Views: 3876

I hope this link works: http://www.dvd-film.dk/html/billede3.dna?ID=102250737515758903-b&titelid=102250737515758903 That's the Forsyte Saga dress I was referring to. Overall the costume design + execution of the series is top notch, but I always found this one a tad odd. However, such corseted b...
by operafantomet
Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Something about this bustle dress.....??pretty but odd
Replies: 3
Views: 3876

I think it might be inspired by typical European folk costumes (or the Victorian perception of them), which would include a sort of blouse with a sleeveless bodice/corset on top. Like these: http://history.swissroots.org/uploads/pics/costume.jpg http://www.bestpriceart.com/vault/abc_gay47.JPG I saw ...
by operafantomet
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: Corsets
Topic: Corsetmakers in or near Stockholm, Sweden?
Replies: 10
Views: 9526

I got a friend in Norway who's making the most fantastic corsets. She runs a company called "Nymph Nouveau", here: http://www.nymph-nouveau.com/ Alas there are next to no pics of her work in her web site, so I hope it's OK that I post a few here? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v31/opera...
by operafantomet
Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: Historical Accuracy??
Replies: 15
Views: 8549

I think most have been said already.... But yeah... *A period correct/plausible cut and construction *Natural or historical-looking fabrics and materials *No obvious modern stuff (and preferably not machine seams) on the outside *Correct underpinnings (to get the silhouette right - it does wonders!)...
by operafantomet
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: Favorite art books
Replies: 3
Views: 3973

Depending on what style and period you aim for, there are lots of nice books out there... Some are pure art books, some use art as a "documentation" on how people dressed in the past, while some focus more on surviving clothes. And of course there are books specifically with patterns, abou...
by operafantomet
Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: 1886 Ball Gown
Replies: 24
Views: 14181

For the overskirt I would suggest making it in two parts: 1. An almost full regular bustle skirt, going from center front, at the back, and to the right side. This will create the small gap seen in the fashion plate, and by adding nice trims at the edges (maybe tassels or beadings), it will be a dec...
by operafantomet
Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: I love the color
Replies: 1
Views: 2879

Oh, I agree! The velvet makes it look very vibrant.
by operafantomet
Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: Look what I just found.....
Topic: 1870's wedding gown
Replies: 2
Views: 3693

Oooh, the description was horrible... And the pictures didn't really tell me much. I would give so much to see it in a full version, because it looks like a lovely garb.

But thanks for sharing!
by operafantomet
Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: setting up a shop
Replies: 5
Views: 5079

Are you thinking online shop? If so, many choose to be a part of a bigger company (like Etsy or eBay). The good thing is that those places already have lots of visitors, which makes it easier to get customers. Plus, they have good systems for the whole "money handling" business. If you're ...
by operafantomet
Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: What do y'all think?
Topic: short and curvy
Replies: 7
Views: 5529

I would actually say EARLY bustle.... But that might only be because it's the style I'm most fond of...

The early bustle style often has shorter bodices and softer lines, and I think that is flattering to most wearers, compared to late bustle style.
by operafantomet
Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: my ball gown
Replies: 8
Views: 6078

I know you posted to show your dress, but... Those undies are great!! :D
by operafantomet
Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: 1880s bodices for evening wear
Replies: 12
Views: 8000

Yes, they did use feathers, and I've uploaded two into my gallery. One is clearly 1890's the other difficult, but probably 1980's (early based on the bodice styling). Enjoy! http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=1716 and http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=1720 The...
by operafantomet
Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: new dress
Replies: 3
Views: 3586

That's a smashingly nice colour!
by operafantomet
Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Picture early 1900's style...FINALLY completely finished!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 9346

I'm loving it!!
by operafantomet
Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Drottningholm
Replies: 11
Views: 7504

WoW! I especially dig the backside of the bodice, but the general look is gorgeous as well. And the colour combo!! Thanks for sharing. And I definitely know what you mean about meeting others who make costumes as well. People always ask me "But what do you use the costumes for if you're not in ...
by operafantomet
Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Dresses, skirts, bodices, everything else.
Topic: What to wear in cold weather?
Replies: 31
Views: 17579

<a href="http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=1175"><img src="http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1176" alt="100_1300"></a> <a href="http://trulyvictorian.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=1168"><...
by operafantomet
Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: 1880's Bustle Dress
Replies: 34
Views: 21219

I'm still in love with this dress. It's so.... whoa. And it makes me happy to see the skull fabric. It's funky!

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