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Every time I check the weather for next weekend, it's something different. It's very frustrating. I know they can't predict it too accurately that far in advance, but I can't help but want to be prepared. I decided to pkay around with jewlery options for my new gown. I'm between the emeralds and diamonds. The coral just doesn't look fancy enough. I like the emeralds best, but I'm not sure is the green goes with the geeen in the dress. So it's most likely the diamonds. I took the stone off the marching earrings and set them on a pair of Betsy Johnsons so I could have a matching set and still have the Rocco bows.

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All I have to do is bone the bodice, and the Italian gown is done...with a week to spare. This can't be right. I have to be forgetting something.
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I've been too busy to post, I've been working on two dresses back to back. My current one is for the garden party in Williamsburg. I love the fabric, but since he party is at night, I thought it could use some sparkle. I started to add some gold spangles to the flowers, but now I'm not sure if it works. Opinions?

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So I've been slacking in the costume department lately.  I just haven't been able to make up my mind about anything, which sucks, because I have a lot to do before costume con and the steampunk worlds fair.  I decided to make something that I have been planning for a while, but never got around to.

Please excuse the mess, I haven't had much time to clean. And the mannequin is a little bit bigger then me, which is making some wrinkles.


    


I was given about 2 1/2 yards of this lovely silk from [livejournal.com profile] madamekat , just enough to make a cute little jacket like you see in the 1780's.  And I had some silk fringe that had been bought for another project that never happened.  I already had the sheer petticoat, so now all I need is a hat!
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I've started working on a 18th century jacket. Its based on the JP Ryan pattern. I had one for a while, but after trying it on again, I decided it;s too small and it's time for a new one. That and the yellow 1780's dress I need to fix, I have a lot on my plate. Also, I have been wanting to make a ball gown for some time now, but have never had an opportunity to wear one.  Then I saw information about Patriot week in Trenton, NJ complete with a ball.  The only problem is that I can't find any current info on it.  Everything is dated to 2007.  I hope its still going on, cause I have been waiting for something like this a long time.

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