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Winona Ryder takes aim at my recreation of her dress.

Recreating the Archery Dress from "The Age of Innocence"

The Archery Dress from the 1993 film The Age of Innocence, beloved by many, is my all-time favorite movie costume. It’s utterly beautiful. Sweet but not overly so. And the juxtaposition of deadly keen marksmanship and delicately cascading white ruffles? Divine. ...
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Fashion Plate from 1850

Repairing a Victorian Bonnet

... I knew it was in rough shape, but the price was within reach, the sellers friendly, and you know I love rescuing old clothes ...
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Regency fashion plate with Spencer

Making a Regency Spencer From a Modern Jacket

... I count a Spandex-laden, polyester-lined, all-the-wrong-seams Regency jacket as a step in the right direction. It anticipates a return to the mask-free dress-up events I so enjoyed in "The Beforetimes" ...
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