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Sunday, May 18, 2008

What is everyone's favorite period of dress?


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Was over on CosPlay.com reading posts, this one needed me to repost it on my blog:

    [QUOTE=Beware_UY7;501331]I was just working on a victorian dress for a musical that I'm currently in and a question came to me...
    What is everyone's favorite period of dress?
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    I wear period cloths 24/7, I started doing it about 15 years ago. Over the years I've tried a little bit of everything, at first I wore certain styles because I liked the "look", but after a while I quickly learned that many of the looks I like were sheer hell the actually wear,:bigcry: and after a while what I like changed.

    Originally I was "in love" with Victorian, big bouffant skirts, tiny waists, lots of frills.

    Today? I live in French Revolution Empire gowns and Japanese kimonos, over worn with huge capes (instead of coats).

    The empire gown looks amazing and is a dream to wear, plus I made 4 of them in one day, cause they are so simple to make. I make hem out of thin calico cottons for summer wear and panne` velvets for winter wear.

    Over my empire gowns I wear Japanese kimonos (my grandmother brought them back from Japan 40 years ago, they are antiques). I wear them layered the way women wore them in the 1500's

    My capes are of near east Normad style... huge cape, 7 yards of fabric, with a big billowing hood. I make them out of panne velvet and wear them year round.





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