Elevating Eilonwy

Let's talk about fabric choices, details, and why we pick the fabrics we do. I touched upon this briefly when I talked about making Arwen, but that was a project where I was working to achieve a close recreation of a particular look, while sourcing materials that didn't break the bank. This time around, let's … Continue reading Elevating Eilonwy

RedThreaded’s 1860’s Gored Corset Review

Pattern Description:1860's Gored Corset sewing pattern, individually sized. These patterns are based very closely on historical extant corsets and patents, but the draft is our own, adapted to fit a woman of average modern proportions. Designed for steel boning and front busk closure. An instruction booklet is included with photographic how-to instructions in a mix … Continue reading RedThreaded’s 1860’s Gored Corset Review

Simplicity 8161 18th Century Costumes Review

Pattern Description:Misses' 18th century highland costumes includes outfits in two styles: the first is a gown with stomacher and petticoat, and the second is a bodice with petticoat and stomacher. Pattern Sizing:6-14; 14-22 I cut a 16 with some 18 for shoulder/arm. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were … Continue reading Simplicity 8161 18th Century Costumes Review

Truly Victorian’s TV170 Petticoat Review

NOTE: There is one petticoat in the picture with the pink ribbon. The 2nd picture has the second petticoat with the red ribbon layered over the petticoat with the pink ribbon. Just so you can see how it fluffs with the layering. Pattern Description:This pattern contains instructions for four different petticoats, suitable for the years … Continue reading Truly Victorian’s TV170 Petticoat Review

Iconography & Color Identity in Disneybounding & Cosplay

Disneybounding and cosplay run along the same lines when it comes to original design. Arguably, Disneybounding itself is cosplay-lite. They both have two very simple, but extremely important, characteristics that make the design successful or not: Iconography and Color Identity. Let's look at just the Disney Princesses as those are so often cosplayed and Disneybounded. … Continue reading Iconography & Color Identity in Disneybounding & Cosplay