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Dressing Up: Costume!

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Find in this ring costume rental stores, clothing shops, theatrical costumers and fashion history sites:  all things sartorial.  Pictured, clockwise from top left:  Deborah Kerr in "Black Narcissus," Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra," Gene Autry in "The Black Rider" and Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet in "Hamlet":  all dressed a little differently than you'd find them on the street.  On the NavBar:  Eva Gauthier in a Javanese headdress.

 

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The Canberra Centenary Tea Gown - 02/02/2013
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Well, 2013 is finally here and all this sewing for this year has finally finished on time. This beautiful gown took me 6 months work to sew up. I must firstly thank Bernadette Thomas from www.needlewitch.com.au for her expert tuition. As everyone knows who sews you can't fit yourself. I would have struggled with the fitting and changing the pattern without her help. I have yet to know enough how to change flat patterns to fit me correctly. This wonderful dress is made out of a blue sari that was given to me as a present. I am trying to be a good textile artist and use what is in my stash. We had to underline it with cotton as the sari silk didn't have the body that a duponi silk does. I used http://www.lafnmoon.com/product_p/p104.htm view B as the intent was to get a gown close to what was typical for a society lady living in New South Wales in 1913. Bearing in mind I am not a pattern maker, so I have to use what patterns are commercially available given the time constraints I worked with. I made the white high collar blouse out of corded lace which I bought some time ago from Pitt Trading in Sydney. To give my costume the correct style lines I also made the under bust corset by Laughing Moon http://www.lafnmoon.com/product_p/p113.htm in a baby blue brocade.  This costume also has a gorgeous hat that I made from scratch. It has a velvet crown and lace brim. That is decorated with feathers and a bow decorations. I know it is a lovely ensemble and I am sure I will get lots...

The Canberra Centenary Tea Gown



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