From My Closet - The Better Dresses Vintage Blog

For New Year's Eve, a 1920s Dress From a 1980s Top

For New Year's Eve, a 1920s Dress From a 1980s Top

... We were invited to be their guests at the venue's Gatsby-themed, black tie, New Year's Eve party. Sarah and I set about creating our outfits. I found this sparkly 1980s top at an estate sale. It looked like the beginning of something ...
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More Regency Regalia: Cobbling a Costume for a Jane Austen Event

More Regency Regalia: Cobbling a Costume for a Jane Austen Event

... Once I had my gown and a bodiced petticoat to go underneath, I set about completing the outfit. I needed a purse, a hat, and a pelisse or spencer ...
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Go Big or Go Home: Trimming an 18th Century Hat

Go Big or Go Home: Trimming an 18th Century Hat

... I started reading up on the proper way to trim such a hat. What I discovered was that just about anything goes. Ribbons, flowers, birds, feathers, fruit, wheat. You name it ...
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Making a Regency Bonnet

Making a Regency Bonnet

... Always looking for new dress-up opportunities, I contacted JASNA to see what Atlanta-area events might require head-to-toe Regency finery ...
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The No. 1 Ladies' Costume Designer - BDV Interviews Jo Katsaras

The No. 1 Ladies' Costume Designer - BDV Interviews Jo Katsaras

... JK: I think clothing is your first aura, it's what the world sees of your personality. My characters in the show all reflect that. The cheating husband costume on the character that David Oyelowa plays, for example. His costume just spelt man-on-the-prowl ...
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