Elizabeth

Costume Yard Sale

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Hey All,

I'm moving again and cleaning out outfits that no longer fit.  I have 11 items up for auction on eBay including reproduction corsets, stays, a Civil War day dress, 2 18th century silk gown reproductions, and a lot more.  I hope to find them all a good home, and I know someone will get lots of enjoyment out of them.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/ladyinoui/m.html?item=130930557083&ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

Inoui

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Costume Yard Sale

Hey everyone!  Hubby and I relocated (again) this year.  We finally have more square footage and a small back yard, but for some reason we still feel like we have less room than ever.  I think our 'stuff' decided to reproduce while we had it locked away in storage for the past two years.  It's time to sell off some old favorites to make way for the new.  Head over to my eBay  listings and check out see if there is anything that might interest you.  Check back next week...I think I might have some more costumes and corsets that I'm ready to part with.

Up for sale is a Museum Replica Arwen costume, a cut of silk suiting fabric, a set of civil war bloomers, Edwardian undergarments, and a few other Muggle items that might be of interest.
Elizabeth

Dress U


Just back home from Dress U.  My Mom and I had a wonderful time, and it was so much fun seeing some of my costuming friends again.  It's been too long.  I've uploaded some of the highlight photos from the conference to flicker (user name LadyInoui).  I'm not sure how my friends list is doing...if you attended the conference with me and would like to suggest that I follow a few other costumers on livejournal, please let me know!  I wasn't good about carrying cards or writing down people's livejournal names.
Elizabeth

Under the Redcoat

Hey All!  Hope to see you at Under the Redcoat.  I figured out that my chemise dress might work so maybe I'll be in costume after all!  It's only a few decades off.  :)  Are there any events/meetups scheduled?  Would anyone like to do dinner one night?
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A New Civil War Corset

I have grand plans for this summer! I'm hoping to attend Under the Red Coat in Williamsburg and the Gettysburg reenactment. I have plans for the costumes I'd like to make, but I feel like posting my intentions and project plans would jinx getting them completed in time. Since none of my costumes are currently fitting, this means I need to start from the inside out. So first up: a new civil war corset.

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18th Century Wigs

Wigs (or 18th century hair, if you're blessed with hair long enough) has always fascinated me. I remember reading about La Belle Poule (the ship-in-the-hair style) when I was a kid and marveling at how silly it was. Now, of course, I'm obsessed enough with the 18th century that I'd actually give it a try. :) I can't remember where I came across this 18th century illustration of hair styles, but I love that each one has its own name:
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18 Century Calash Bonnet

 
Today I'm going to review my Calash bonnet project from the Burnley & Trowbridge workshop. These somewhat goofy looking bonnets served a fairly practical purpose - to protect a lady's hairstyle from the elements. I found a few period illustrations of a Calash showing enormous examples, most likely from the 1770's:
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