Suit, 1899. Glasgow Museums.
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fabrics of the 18th century
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Can I paint your knees just as ladies did almost a century ago?
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nude slip dresses are OUT for fall 2021... the mantua is IN!
i want to look like an absolute wedding cake when i step outside (if i can fit through my front doorway, that is)!
i want to be PILED with lace and embroidery!
who cares about a ‘bikini body’... if my butt isn’t the shape of a massive rectangle, i don’t want it!
who needs pockets when you can fit, like, 3 people, 2 dogs, a pony, and your immense ego (due to looking so fabulous, ofc) under your skirt?
forget the kardashians, i’m taking my fashion inspo from marie antoinette now!
in conclusion: the mantua was a GREAT look and i have NO idea why we as a society ever let it fall out of favor. ok, ok, it might have had something to do with the massive skirts restricting mobility & catching on fire easily, but still. bring back mantuas 2k21!
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Christian Dior Spring 1998 Couture Fashion Show
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A soon-to-be addition to “Da Vinci’s Demon (?) fan art and fic prompt”, which can be found here: https://archiveofourown.org/works/30983144 .Crowley as he would have appeared when arriving at Da Vinci’s studio for his portrait sitting-or rather, a caricatured version of how he would have appeared. This is done in my standard commercial style, one which I’ve been doing for over 30 years, and which bores me half comatose. So I added an excessive amount of shading and details in a few areas to break with tradition. At any rate; this is why the Da Vinci emulation was well outside of my comfort zone!
A big Thank You to @charlottemadison42 and @kaiannanthi for being my eyes when my one that still operates went on strike!
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Details of portraits by Alexander Roslin (1718-1793)
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Jumpsuit | c.1940 | American
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When will the tiktok skating girlies start wearing this
(Inline skating outfit, 1890s. FIDM Museum)
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Evening dress by House of Worth, 1893–95. The MET.
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A bit of an older piece from my six phase!
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Traditional Chinese Hanfu in “Spring morning in the Han Palace” 《漢宫春晓图》(1494–1552) by Qiu Ying 仇英
“Spring Morning in the Han Palace” depicts a variety of activities on a spring morning in the imperial palace of Han Dynasty (202 BC – AD 220). There are altogether 115 figures, including court ladies, maids, eunuchs, painters and children.
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"caminho do mar" mirror palais via ig
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Dress & Details | c.1873-1875 | French
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"There's such a lot of different Annes in me. I sometimes think that is why I'm such a troublesome person. If I was just the one Anne it would be ever so much more comfortable, but then it wouldn't be half so interesting." -L.M. Montgomery
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The most complicated design of chaperons for me is that with cut-outs or dagging. Those small pieces of fabric along the edge and on liripipe (tail). They can be shaped as geometrical figures or plant leaves. You can see them on different types of clothes. It's an interesting and fancy detail that requires a lot of effort for making it.
Cut-outs can be a solid part of hood itself or made from different material and sewed down to a cape. The first version is more historically accurate I guess. Also it's harder to make cause you have to cut it along with main details and adding lining for it is a big pain. But I like how it looks: small details are good decoration even being made from monochrome material without pattern.
The other way is make cut-outs from different fabric and attach it to a hood. It can be easier if you don't hem edges of them, but I prefer to do it so cloth wouldn't become disheveled eventually. Guess if you skip this part you could remove decoration later when they'll worn out and make a new ones. It's kinda troublesome, but I like this way too because without lining you can choose more detailed and complex forms. Also it's nice to add more colours to a hood.
So, cut-outs are an interesting way to decorate your historical or larp costume. I really like small details like this and their variety of shapes
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