I'm in full-on sewing mode for my 18th Century Picnic/Shakespeare outing this weekend! Since it is vague and "18th Century" I'm taking advantage of it and using it to play in my favorite fashion period- the late 1780s. I've decided to re-wear my blue and gold striped whig gown
that I made for Costume Con a few years ago- that was the only time I have ever worn it, and what a waste of beautiful silk, huh?
It had some fitting problems last time, mostly due to my frantic last second finishing of it, so I'm re-doing the sleeves and the neckline, which will make it slightly more satisfactory.
Since I'm wearing an already-made gown, I decided I would coddle my "OMG NEED SOMETHING NEW" urge and make a big, giant hat! I've been posting a lot of fashion plates from Magasin des Modes Nouvelles
at my fashion plate blog
, and the hats in that publication are absolutely glorious. Here are a few that I'm using as my inspiration:
UGH. LIVEJOURNAL WON"T LET ME UPLOAD PICTURES. Jerks.
Fine, I am going to post them over at Hats from History
, so go see them there. Seriously, LJ- why you gotta be like that?
Anyway- I'm using a very stiff white cotton organdy that I had in the stash and some as yet undecided ribbon. I do have two GIANT burgundy feathers that I want to use on something, but I can't decided if the burgundy with clash with the blue and gold. When get to feather-applying point, I'll post and let y'all help me!