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, March 4, 2012
Yay for Pink Plaid!
I have finally started my 1875 pink plaid gown I have been waiting to make! Here is a reminder of what my inspiration photo looks like: I purchased some pink satin to make some contrast ruffles, but I didn't want the shiney look. I am using the back side of the satin for my ruffles. I edged the ruffles in gray bias. I don't have enough plaid to go around again, so across the top of the top pink ruffle I will be adding a pretty gray trim. I will also add trim across the top of the smaller apron ruffle. As soon as I do that, the skirt will be finished! Then on to the bodice. Here is a picture of my progress on the skirt, without the trim on the top ruffles:
I have also started cutting out my Secret Santa Titanic gown! I changed my mind again as the first pattern I wanted to use isn't available at the moment. So, this is the pattern I am now using. Its the pink one. For the tunic part I have a pretty embroidered net that I want to look similar to this photo. I went to Los Angeles again with Val and found a beauiful blue grey dull satin for the under dress and I also got my white embroidered netting there. I didn't see anything I wanted for the sash and bodice inset. About a week later I found a pretty dark blue/green that will be perfect. Here are the fabrics.
I attended an Edwardian hat workshop yesterday and learned all kinds of hat decorating tricks. I have a white large brim hat I am decorating to match.
Again, thank you Secret Santas! This one's for you.