13 October, 2008
mentha commented on the project Victorian Bustle
Thanks! Yes, a Victorian outfit is quite a challenge, but I’m ready and willing to take it on :) Luckily the patterns from Truly Victorian are very fun and relatively easy to work with ;)
12 October, 2008
mentha added the project Victorian Bustle
Another step toward a complete Victorian outfit: the bustle, a very necessary part of the unmentionables, used to give and keep the skirts in shape.
5 May, 2008
mentha added the project My pencil skirt
Based on the ’40s pinup style. It just turned out a bit too short (forgot to add about 10cm to my waist-to-knee length… whoops!). I made the little bow on the back myself as well.
7 February, 2008
mentha commented on the project My Zoe dress
Thank you! I just love this dress! Making it was so much fun as well. I may have made it a liiitle bit too short, but hey, with a pair of leggings and no bending forward, who cares, right?
Thank you! The pattern I used is Truly Victorian 110. It’s a fairly easy to make corset with a very good fit. The instructions are very clear, also (most importantly) on sizing the pattern. For bon…
mentha commented on the project My gala dress
Thank you! The dress certainly makes me feel like a star. The pattern I used is the New Look 6318.
Unfortunately I don’t have pictures of the back. It’s a halter top, so the top part of the back is…
2 February, 2008
mentha added the project My gala dress
A fancy party needs a fancy outfit. And so I made my own gala dress. I felt like the belle of the ball!
My very first corset, created mainly as a beginning to Victorian costuming but also because I love corsets and I’ve been dreaming of making a corset for a very long time.
mentha added the project My Zoe dress
My first Burda-style creation: the Zoe dress. Barely any alterations, just a bit off in the waist and a bit extra in the lower skirt area for a better fit. I made it in about 1 evening (cutting the…