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Playing Dress up

Trying on one of Gerry’s corsets at the Oxford Conference of Corsetry- Morua Designs

Oxford Conference of Corsetry

2017 Carnivale Venezia- Welcome Party

This was my second time attending Carnivale and my first one where I had some knowledge ahead of time to try to prepare appropriately themed costumes for the events. My best friend Robin attended her first time this year.

Walking around Venice:

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18th century Wardrobe – Blue & White Caracao

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I’ve had this fabric for years and knew I wanted to make something eventually. I have the same pattern in a brown colorway that I hope to make a slightly different design. The gown was fit over different stays than worn in these photos but it still works very well with the pinned stomacher which gives some leeway for fitting adjustments at the front.

“What’s in a name?…

That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” -Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

When my best friend Jen of Sealaced messaged me and said, “I have an idea for our collaboration for the Foundations Revealed competition”, little did I know what we were getting ourselves into! She explained” Don’t get scared” as this project was way outside my comfort zone. Something more sculptural and certainly not historical! Of course I jumped on board when I saw the photos she sent for inspiration:

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