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Monday, November 23rd, 2015
10:44 am
Experimental reconstruction of one style of roman stola, done with naturally dyed cloth
Friday, August 7th, 2015
9:07 am
Monday, April 6th, 2015
1:14 pm
Silk split stitch collar for a Norman frock, design taken from stonework in a local twelfth century church

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
1:20 pm
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
12:41 pm
Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
12:29 pm
Wedding Pictures!!!
On the 20th of July I finally married the love of my life! We just came back from an amazing honeymoon in Thailand, many beautiful silks were purchased! These silks will be transformed and gowns and outfits and ofcourse will be shown here.

My gown was made by Cecilia Hanselmann from Au Trait Galant, my and my husbands was hair done by Madame de Pompadour and my make up by Everywhair!!
Cake made by the wonderfull Silly Bakery.
Shoes handmade by Miroslav.

Outfit from my husband is made by La Rose Couture, only silks and linnens were used!
Green waistcoat, the front is made from a reproduction of an 18th century silk by Duran Textiles, the back was made from dupionu silk and fully lined with linnen.
Shirt is also made from a fine quality linnen and edged with white, French cotton lace at the neckline and cuffs.
Breeches were made from gold/green silk Taffeta and decorated with silk coverd and gold buttons.
Coat is made from an amazing silk brocade decorated with birds of paradise which can be clearly seen on the back, cuffs and front. The coat is fully lined with dupioni silk and embellished with silk, embroiderd and beaded lace. The lace has been appliqued to the cuffs and edge of coat front, fully by hand.
A neckstock was made from linnen and has the period correct, gold coloured buckle.
Accessoires consited of a reproduction, gold-plated, pocket watch and a handmade Fleur-de-Lys earring with a granate bead from 1850. Earrings is made by Elegant Curiosities who also generously gave the Fleur-de-Lys pendants which were used in the my husband hairdo.


More pictures!Collapse )
Thursday, August 15th, 2013
2:06 pm
Tuesday, August 13th, 2013
11:03 pm
Monday, July 15th, 2013
3:14 pm
Monday, June 10th, 2013
7:24 pm
Friday, November 16th, 2012
2:21 am
Please vote for my David Bowie costume!
"Now Halloween Jack was a real cool cat..."

I was David Bowie's Halloween Jack (with a hint of Ziggy) for Halloween this year and would like to share with you all. While it's not totally accurate, I was still proud of this costume! I hope you all can put in a 5 star vote for me, comment, repin, tweet, "like" on facebook and/or share! The more things you do the more it will help me! Contest ends on the 20th but I still have a long way to go to reach the top! ;) It only takes a few seconds...thanks for all the support and be sure to pass it along! <3

You can view the costume here: http://www.costume-works.com/halloween_jack_david_bowie.html 

Me singing Rebel Rebel with the local Bowie tribute band here. I had tons of fun!Collapse )
Monday, November 12th, 2012
5:56 pm
Costumes and Fabric For Sale!
Trying to fund surgery for my cat... plus I have too much fabric anyway!

Fake Cut to My Journal for Clothes, Costumes and Fabric! Tons of cute flannels, a worn-once Calvin Klein dress, a gothy Batgirl costume, some fab stripey rayon, and more!

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
9:06 am
Sewing term help
I was talking to a friend about how to make a dress with gold lame, and he used the term 'pillowcasing'. I'd never heard of that before so I was hoping someone here could help me. I'd ask him again but he's currently on vacation and I don't want to be a pest.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
12:43 pm
Need something to put a smooth coat over plastic?
I have this silly football hat I bought at a craft store, made of really cheap vacuformed plastic. (It is this one: http://www.partycheap.com/Brown_Plastic_Football_Hat_p/66795-br.htm?gclid=COXilrHW-7ECFUhN4AodQgQAqg&click=2)

I'm making it into a viking helmet, for Maude's "Gutterballs" costume in The Big Lebowski. (http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120406164130/thebiglebowski/images/thumb/4/4a/The_Big_Lebowski_-_Gutterballs/650px-The_Big_Lebowski_-_Gutterballs.jpg)

It's the PERFECT shape, but it has that football "texture". Once I have it trimmed to shape, I'm looking for something to pour or brush over it that will fill the pits to smooth out the texture (and maybe give it a little more rigidity). Does anyone have any thoughts?

I also considered giving it a craft foam "skin". On the film used helmet, there is a big seam down the middle of the helmet that is covered with a riveted trim, so I could seam the craft foam there. But I don't know how I would shape the craft foam because the football hat is REALLY thin, flimsy plastic and I'd just end up melting it with the heat from the heat gun.
Friday, August 17th, 2012
3:50 pm
New Costume: Zelda (entry 1)
Hey all. I have a new project underway I'd like to share! I'm trying to gird myself for the start of my final semester of grad school, and I gave up on using this reprieve for productive things like organizing closets, a new website or making photo books. Instead I'm being super selfish and doing projects I want to do... namely, new costumes for next year's San Diego Comic Con!

Since we managed to get tickets almost a year ahead of time (they have a special pre-registration where attendees of this year's con get first grab at some of next year's tickets) I'm pulling out all the stops and aiming to turn up the volume from this year. I decided this time I want to document the work that goes into these. So here we go...

Zelda: Twilight Princess Costume Diary 1Collapse )

x-posted to my LJ and geekcrafts dressdiaries

Current Mood: cold
Friday, July 27th, 2012
3:00 pm
I am having to costume three church officials at an English cathedral in 1285, have you any idea of what they may have worn - was there a uniform or specific style of dress? Namely for the Bishop, the Dean and the Precentor. I hav contacted the cathedral itself but they just say thier archives are lcosed for a few months (I have to sort these costumes before then for a theatre production). have you any useful links or pictures? thanks ever so much.
Friday, April 20th, 2012
4:57 pm
The new website has aired!!!
The new La Rose Couture website has aired!!
Availble in Dutch as well as English, change by clicking on the flag.

I offer clothing for Ladies and Gentlemen in the following styles:
-Bridal and Groom wear

I also have a Dutch webshop and for the other countries a DaWanda and Etsy shop!

Feel free to use the contactform or mail me directly at info@larosecouture.com for your questions and order!

www.LaRoseCouture.com, spread the word ;)

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
10:10 am
Support A Burlesque Costume Exhibit
There is one week left to fund this project!

For the past five years, The Great Burlesque Exposition has hosted one of the largest and most informative displays of burlesque costuming in the United States.  The difficult part has always been seeing the exhibit; since it was only set up as part of the annual 3-day event, like a shooting star it was there and then gone.  Many burlesque fans and scholars wanted more time with the costumes – and a larger exhibit.

We're pleased to partner with The West End Museum of Boston.  The museum is delighted to host an expanded version of our costume exhibit for a month, beginning a few days after The Great Burlesque Exposition.  From April 10, 2012 through May 12, 2012 the costumes will be on display in an appropriate location: a museum dedicated to the Boston neighborhood which encompassed Scollay Square, Boston's original burlesque district.

One of the benefactors of The West End Museum has pledged to match our fund drive, dollar for dollar, if we can raise over $500.00 – that's where you come in.  We need these funds to transport and insure these unique and historical costumes; license images of vintage burlesque costumes and performers; and purchase the display accessories which will allow us to showcase these beautiful pieces in the manner in which they deserve to be shown.

Admission to this exhibit will be free while it is housed The West End Museum.  A portion of the funds go towards providing free access to these wonderful pieces of Americana.

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
11:02 am
storage and organization
Cross posted!

My big goal of the year is to organize my life, mainly my costuming life.

So I am looking for help in the following areas, storing and organizing of: Costumes, fabric, books, patterns, props, and unfinished projects.

Currently most of my patterns are pretty well sorted. so they are the lowest priority.

well I started a library thing, but not all are up there and I just need to get back to that. I have an old card catalog drawer set too. (because of course it was to be used for my husbands books as well as mine!)

Finished costumes:
Currently are being stored hanging in closets.
I do multiple eras and have young children. (eldest is 5)
I want to make garmant bags for them, anyone know of a good pattern or tutorial to start me off?
I do need to sort through and find out what my children have outgrown.
I need good storage for hats, not that we have many, but we do need more!

OY! currently it is stored in various rubbermaid totes all over the house!
Seriously this is the biggest issue. I don't know what I have.
Some would end up listed on my etsy site.
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