"I'm totally okay with mixing decades. :)
As an aside, and because I'm a dork that reads way too many historical costuming blogs, there's all sorts of evidence of remade clothing in that time, because like you said only the rich could…"
"lol I figured as much. But yeah it would be funny.
I'm going to be mixing decades when I put together my next outfit, cuz the vest basque is from the late 1870s and the asymmetrical overskirt from the late 1880s. Oh well. Its steampunk, I can…"
"Interesting combination. I've got the square overskirt (the one I've made), the vest basque, the wash overskirt and the asymmetrical overskirt. The latter is my next project, as long as I can figure out what a burnouse pleat is..."
"Which Truly Victorian patterns do you have? My beau purchased several for my birthday and for Christmas. I know what you mean about the manner of adjusting sizes, my bodice pattern has two pages of the instructions devoted to measuring yourself and…"
"Hi, Jamie! You should check out the Airship Archon (we're on here, as well as Facebook and airshiparchon.com). We are a Columbus based steampunk group. We have a couple events coming up, an outing to see Sherlock Holmes as well as some things…"
"I love elastic waistbands in casual skirts, but I rarely use them in costuming. But that's just a preference.
I'd steer away from too many waistbands in the same place, especially gathered ones. I have issues with one of my costumes…"
"Hello, well months have passed since my last post! Ah, life... Whilst tinkering with outfits I recalled our exchange. I did purchase 2 fabulous tunics from the site you recommended, and also a wonderful steampunk-ish vest for…"
Hello, I am Leah Josephine Wilde, better known as Miss Leah Wilde or L.J. Wilde. I am a lady adventuress, travel writer and current tour guide aboard the Airship Archon. I am also the steam-stress, as the Captain puts it - for my airship.