Thursday, January 22, 2015

Turques and Tiaras

I realized I never posted a picture of my husband and me at the Turkish dinner we went to.  It was fun to wear my Turkish outfit again and it was great food, a cool atmosphere, and great company, and really, what more can you ask for?


 There has been a bit of a tiara craze going on amongst several costumers I know so of course I had to join in.  I was happy to find this beauty for a steal from Venusjewelry on ebay.  Hopefully the reality will live up to the picture.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

First finished costume of 2015! 18th C Man's Banyan

My husband's banyan!  If you've got the book Fitting and Proper it's the first banyan pattern in there.  H is 6 feet tall and has about a 44 chest and the pattern fit well with only a few minor modifications.  I made the neck piece 2 inches longer, and the sleeves longer and wider.  This is very similar to an 18th C men's shirt in that it's all rectangles/triangles with only a few curves.  I didn't even make a pattern I just measured him and the pattern pieces and just added inches where I needed to as I cut it out.  I'd like to make one of those more fitted banyans someday but I'm pretty happy with this for being a) quick and dirty and b) using nearly every bit of a remnant I had no current plans for.  The sleeves are totally pieced but hey, it's period!  (Although all the machine sewn seams are not!  ;)