Monthly Archives: June 2012

A new 1920s dress

One of my favorite summertime traditions is attending the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island–which means lots of pretty 1920s and 1930s dresses! This time around, I made a little number based off of this extant garment featured in … Continue reading

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1912 evening dress closures and construction details

  When I debuted my 1912 evening dress way back when, I had forgotten to snap photos of the back.  At the recent Dress U conference outside of Philly, I had a chance to wear this costume again, and made … Continue reading

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Marc Jacobs in the 18th century

I love to incorporate bits of historical clothing and accessories into my everyday wear, but it’s not often that I get to bring contemporary designers back in time.   I recently ordered a few yards of this fabric, which reminds … Continue reading

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