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I meant to do a write up about Costume College, but it never happened... Doing it now seems too late! I had a good time this year but I still felt like I missed hanging out with people as much as I would have liked. For some reason I was exhausted the whole time and went to bed super early each night... which I really regret now but at the time I just couldn't handle it. Sad...

But I've been very busy since then with lots of sewing. I need to finish a commission for a museum by the end of September and then I can go full steam into my wardrobe for Gettysburg Remembrance Day in November. I plan to wear my black and white checked silk gown during the day but with a new black wool paletot trimmed in black fur. And I talked myself into a new ball gown for the Friday night ball!

Yes, it's a black ball gown. :) I'm making it out of silk/cotton satin and it will be trimmed with antique black lace and lots of ridiculous bows. It makes my little black heart happy! Here's my Pinterest board on black evening gowns: https://www.pinterest.com/reinedecoudre/black-evening-gown/

I also need to finish adding tucks to my petticoat, and I desperately need new drawers and a chemise as well. And also a new corset! So lots to do before November 18!
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On August 29th, 2016 09:25 pm (UTC), nuranar commented:
This will be lovely!! Yes, it must have lots of lace and bows. If it's going to be black, it's going to be FABULOUS. Where did you get the cotton/silk, by the way? I know of the white satin from Silk Connection, but that's it.

And see my latest post - I've gotten ideas, too. ;)
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On August 29th, 2016 10:37 pm (UTC), reine_de_coudre replied:
It's by Robert Kaufman fabrics and it's called "Radiance". it's available in a TON of colors too!!!

Just saw your post--yes, yes, yes! Wouldn't we be fabulous if you were all in frothy white and I was all in black? Let's plan on it for next year ;-)

Also, I'm SO sorry I never replied to your query about the pelisses/dresses! I kept meaning to mull it over and write back, but it kept slipping my mind... I haven't been very active on LJ this month!
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On August 31st, 2016 03:18 am (UTC), nuranar replied:
That is lovely stuff! Fabric.com says it's very lightweight, but presumably much nicer than charmeuse. :D The white is at a really good price, too.

That would be so much fun! It's a plan!

Aww, that's okay! I know you've been busy. I ended up trying to write a post, though I'm not sure my ideas have any validity. :p
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On August 30th, 2016 02:43 pm (UTC), the_aristocat commented:
Black <3
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On August 31st, 2016 04:58 am (UTC), starlightmasque commented:
Oh, goodness, how deliciously wickedly amazing will this be??
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