Asabuki Isoko 朝吹磯子 (1889-1985), 16-year-old, Japanese student, (Showa era poet, 1926 Kanto Tennis Championships women’s singles and doubles winner) - Japan - 1905
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I love medieval bestiaries because you can find anything in them from solid, reliable information about animals to ‘sea urchins can see the future’.
Recreated costumes based on Tang-dynasty clay figures
miyako yoshida photographed performing as the title role in frederick ashton’s ondine by johan persson
Antoine-Jean Gros, Madame Pasteur, 1795-1796, Paris, Musée du Louvre
Needed to start on the bodice of the silver gown, decided to make some 1740s mitts instead.
Used the pattern/pattern drafting instructions in the American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Sewing book, and then completely ignored the construction methods, as one does. They’re a smidgen too tight, so the pattern has been altered for the next pair I make, but I’m still super happy with how they came out! And to think the fabric is from a tablecloth I got at Goodwill for $2.00!
Robe a la francaise, 1760-70 From the Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum
Cats, am I right?
First cat video ever? 1899, colorized & speed corrected.
Got some shots of the stays and bum pad being worn. Please excuse the uneven lacing gap lol
Hato (pigeons/doves) galore for this soft blue furisode and matching fukuro obi (seen on).
In Japan, hato are the familiars of Hachiman, the god of archery & war. It’s always a bit strange for me to consider them “holy” animals as they mostly bings to my mind greyish Paris were they are only seen as pests ^^;
My hybrid-stays and accompanying bum pad are done! I drafted the bum pad from scratch, and took the commercial bodice pattern for the gown and made some adjustments as well as adding the tabs.
The stays are made out of an inner layer of muslin and an outer layer of duck canvas. I added lace and a little bit of flossing, and they are bound in grosgrain ribbon. I was out of reed, so I used heavy-duty zip ties. Bum pad is muslin and stuffed with fabric scraps.
my favorite period drama costuming anachronisms:
- men are just walking around with their doublets half open at like, formal court events. who let these harlots in.
- Shoes Are For Pussies, Real Men Wear Boots
- that’s not how corsets work
- oh ok so we’re just gonna ignore the existence of shifts when it’s not convenient for us. i see how it is.
- her dress says period, but her hair says mid 2000s prom
- there seems to be a pants shortage in the kingdom, for the only ones left are skintight leather pants!
- holy orientalism batman
- catholics wearing subdued colors and limited decoration, like goddamn protestants
- we get it, you don’t want the romantic leads to look silly in period accurate outfits. but if you don’t know how to make a codpiece look sexy, that’s on you.