Making A Bustle Dress from a Sari

On December 4, 2011, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,,,,, , With 1 Comment

Looking for different fabric choices? In this blog post Kass makes a bustle dress from a sari.

The History of the Frock Coat — Part 1

Ever wonder how the frock coat came to be? Wonder why late Victorian frock coats look nothing like late 17th century frock coats? Here is a quick history of the frock coat from the archives of Reconstructing History.

RH Podcast – Episode II

On October 24, 2011, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off

Wherein can be found our second audio podcast!

Belvidere photos!

On September 12, 2011, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,,,, , With Comments Off

The final report! Robin’s dress is done (well mostly) just in the nick of time! Plus bonus Bob and Rob fashion show, AND something to make you laugh!

Don’t forget everything featured in this blog is part of the Steampunk category and eligible for the current steampunk coupon, read on for details…

Draping an overskirt

On September 9, 2011, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,, , With Comments Off

Robin edges ever closer to having an outfit for her Victorian Outing TOMORROW! *Cue panic music* Tell her what you think of her waistband decoration, she needs feedback.

Bodice construction

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Robin shows her favorite bodice trick for making Victorian bodices, and regales you with her adventures being vanquished by the evil lord sleevil.

Fitting a Victorian Bodice

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Robin shares her exciting journey fitting her linebacker shoulders and small back into a nicely fitted Victorian Bodice from RH943.

Talking Trim

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Lets talk about trim baby, lets talk about you and me, lets talk about all the fun lace that will be…PURPLE!!

and before you say it, YES you should wear gloves when you dye, but gloves are for wimps who plan ahead.

A skirt for Belvidere

On September 6, 2011, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,,, , With Comments Off

Robin uses Truly Victorian pattern 208 to make an underskirt for her Belvidere Dress. Including, what do you do when your fabric is too narrow? and pictures of the mostly finished product.

Which skirt pattern should Robin use?

On September 2, 2011, Posted by , In Blog, tagged in ,,, , With Comments Off

help her pick her pattern