dimanche 2 octobre 2016

My New Regency outfits: Fairy Costume and Peach dress

Hi! In my last blog post about my trip to England I said I would do a post on my two new outfits: The Fairy costume and Peach dress. Here they are!

So the idea for that costume is that we decided to have a Midsummer Night's Dream picnic at the festival. I already had the cream muslin dress, so I made the wings, flower crown and ribbon belt to complete the outfit. I also got some prosthetic pointy ears to complete the look! 

This dress was the only new one I made this year. The Idea was for me and my Friend M to have matching dresses. So we both made drawstring dresses out of the same fabric. I bought the Bergère hat at the Fayre at the festival and added the ribbons. and feathers. Shame my waist ribbon is drooping in the picture though! And note the American Duchess Hartfield Regency shoes (I dyed them myself too)!

Jane Austen Festival, Highclere, Harry Potter and Derbyshire: England trip 2016!

HI! So I'm back from my trip to England and my third Jane Austen Festival! I was glad to see my English friends again and take part in this lovely festival. I also did a few other visits like the Harry Potter Studios, Highclere Castle, and a few sites in Derbyshire.  So here are a few pictures in no particular order. I will make another post soon to show off my two new outfits: my fairy costume and my new peach Regency dress. 

Me at Highclere (AKA Downton Abbey)

with my friend M at the Regency promenade in our matching Regency outfits!

Meeting Adrian Lukis (AKA Wickam in 1995 Pride and Prejudice) He's so tall!!

Dyrham Park (Allenham in 2008 Sense and Sensibility)

Fairy picnic! 

At the Bath Fashion museum. I got to participate in a study group and handle real Regency dresses!!

At Prior Park

Dumbledore's office

Platform 9 3/4 with my friend S from Laughing With Lizzie and her sister

My favorite part of the visit!

Dove Dale in Derbyshire

In the Peak District National Park

On top of Mam Tor

Jane Austen's house in Chawton

Farthingale's Ball

Chattsworth (Pemberley in 2005 Pride and Prejudice)

Mr Darcy's bust (the notice in front of him says ''Do not kiss''!)

Doing my best shocked Elizabeth Bennett in Haddon Hall (Lambton Inn in 2005 Pride and Prejudice)

Inside Sudbury hall (inside of Pemberley in 1995 Pride and Prejudice) We also visited Lyme Park which was the outside but I do not have the pictures yet. 

mercredi 3 août 2016

Outlander costume!

Hi! here is mu finished ''Outlander'' inspired costume. It is not exactly like the costumes on the show, but clearly inspired by it. I changed the color patterns a little, and based the bodice on a pattern in ''Patterns of fashion'' that was of the right style and era. The fabric was a complete surprise, as I stumbled upon a massive sale at Fabricland and found some dark blue tweed and a cream/brown plaid fabric for a very good price. I had already made the cowl and had the mitts for a while. I had some purple linen left and thought it would make a nice stomacher.

Anyway, here is the result!

I made pocket slits in the skirt and some hanging pockets to wear underneath. Claire wouldn't survive without those pockets!

And off with the wool! It actually was a really hot day when we took these pictures. A little while longer and I would have litteraly melted in a puddle! Wearing a tweed dress at 30˚C in july is maybe not the best plan. 

Funnily enough my bodice ended up looking a LOT like a bodice Claire wears in episode 11 of the 2nd season.  I'm planning to make another stomacher eventually, in a cream color this time, as to look more like the original version.  Now all I need is to find myself a Jamie!