1912 Foundation garments. Edwardian corset and Chemise

With any historical garment it is immensly important to have foundation garments. One simply cannot get away with out having them. The historical garments will not fit right, and thusly voids any real attempt at historical costuming. Might as well go for halloween and call it good.

So I ordered the edwardian corset from trulyvictorian. If you haven’t worked with Heathers patterns, they are AWESOME!  Here is some linkage. https://www.trulyvictorian.net/tvxcart/product.php?productid=110

Also, I ordered the all important chemise. Lets face it, I’m going to be neededing one if I want to be properly dressed.

I ordered quite a few supplies from www.corsetmaking.com here for my corset, luckily I am expercienced in making corsets, just not his style of one, so this is a first for me. Oh the road to the Titanic is going to be fun!

Hello world!

Hi! My name is Heather and I am an addict to sewing, nice to meet everyone. I actually do commission work on occassion, actually I am trying to get it off the ground; building clientell and what not.

So about me. I’m a former U.S. Marine, College graduate, Mommy, and a wife. I have been sewing for about three years and I love it.

I am really excited about the 1912 project, I’ve always been facinated by the costumes, but what really took me was the movie, this is such an unique opportunity to be apart of. I didn’t really get into historical costuming until I wanted a historical costume and all the ones I seen that were offered were not actually historical. Its like the silk velvet myth. They say its 100% and they sell it for like fourty dollars, but it really isn’t 100% silk velvet. Real silk velvet is expensive.

So all in all, I decided to start sewing my own things, and then I seen a picture of 12th night and I investigated, and that is how I came to be in the SCA, and that is where I started really historicaly costuming.