I am an avid history buff who has translated the love of history into the sewing of costumes, both historical and fantasy. I don't do historical clothing -- I costume, it is a much more forgiving hobby. The geek in me still loves to play dress up and I am lucky to live somewhere where there are others to play with. You can see my costuming blog at: Tfirah.blogspot.com
There are so many more progress photos to post, along with my awesome undergarments, Cuban heeled stockings, and my $2.99 thrift store score of a purse! However, since the event has now passed I decided to post the dress. The dress has more of a golden/black glow in good light or sunlight so although it may look odd with the black trimmed brown shoes, in person it was a good fit. The dress was 90% complete and wearable. Not a 100% restoration and I took liberties to make things work, but it is entirely hand sewn. I figure now close to 100 hours have gone into this -- good thing I don't have much of a life. However, there is no reason this dress can now not last another 85 years...a piece of history saved from the rag pile...life is good!