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The Closet of Lulu Persnickety

A collection of oddities found in the closet of a most peculiar woman.
 

It's been a long time.

After a lot of health issues, some depression, lack of inspiration, and the birth of my second child I finally found my craftiness again. I was invited to design costumes for a local theatre group and felt my spirit soar. I've been doing more personal projects too...

I was asked to design costumes for a production of Elephant Man in the Fall of 2009 and was inspired to learn more about Victorian garment making. I bought some historically acurate patterns and made these under and over skirts.












































Then I got distracted when asked to work on another production. So my goal this summer of 2010 is to make 18th century garments. I started with a women's dress using Simplicity 9746. I modified it a bit but I think it turned out nice. I also found a black felt hat at the Salvation Army and decorated it in the period style.

































I then began work on some men's coats. I used Butterick 3072, which I thought to be the most accurate without having to draft my own pattern.













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