When I first started this blog, I was an unemployed costumer attempting to create period gowns and costumes with very limited means. Although now employed, I still try to be as thrifty as possible. I am still "The Broke Costumer"!
In addition to posts about the outfits I make on a budget, this blog includes short research articles on fashion, history, accessories, styles, or whatever interests me at the moment.
I hope you enjoy my journey into the land of inexpensive costuming and short articles.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
An 1880 Natural Form Seafoam Green Victorian Skirt and Bodice - Part 2
Photo by Marcee C.
Well, I finished it! The bodice was a bit difficult to fit on myself, as I have a curvature in my upper spine/neck area. I found this little half collar does not work well on me. It stands away from the back of my neck due to the curve. It was a nice pattern to work with though, and I love the way the back tail looks.
Here are some pictures from the Costume Guild West's Winter Tea at the Biltmore in downtown Los Angeles. What a beautiful venue for a costumed event!