Hello and welcome to my journal! Here are some things that may be of interest to you:
My Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/healormor/
This is often my first stop for posting new things. It is mostly sewing oriented, but there are other crafts too.
My deviantArt gallery: http://healormor.deviantart.com/
I try to only post finished projects there, but there are some in-progress photos as well. Consider it a very condensed version of my Flickr gallery.
My LiveJournal is mostly so I can put my projects in an easy to read, dress diary type format. When I first started learning to sew historical outfits, I found dress diaries to be the most helpful learning tools. I want to contribute my humble projects in the hopes that they will prove just as useful for others.
A Patchwork Rune Bag 2009
Flemish Partlet 2010
Venetian Dress 2010: Bodice, Cartridge Pleating, Pleat Results, Finished
Simple Red Men's Coat 2010
How to Sew an Elizabethan Shift 2010
How to Make Lamellar Plates 2010 nd Chest Armor and C-belt 2010
Simple Leather Turnshoes 2011
16th Century Jacket Research nd the eventual result on my Display Torso 2011
Italian Working Class Dress 2011 and a bit of reseach numbers on Italian hairstyles
Elizabethan Sweet Bag 2011
Italian Dress Part 1 and Part 2
Elizabethan Coif 2011
Orange German Dress 2011
Bodice Experimentation 2012: Two layers, Padded, Boned, and Corded.
16th Century Pocket and Stays 2012
16th Century Hooded Short Cloak 2012
IRCC II 2012 Planning, Pattern Drafting,Blue Mockup Doublet, Doublet, Done!
Wooden Dolls 2012: Viking Waterbearer, Turkish Dancer
Cloth Dolls: For a 14th Century Boy (Ryan Doll), Horn-Helmed Viking
Heraldic Pysanky Eggs, Christmas 2012
Victorian Corset: Mock-up 2012, Finished 2013
Read more here.
Yay! I was so proud of this dress when I made it. It has taken me a few months to get good pictures, and a few more months to finally upload them, but here we are! I still love the dress, but I can definately see where I would change it if I were to make it again.
When I found the sewing themed fabric, it seemed like such a perfect and fun print to make a modern dress with, I just couldn't resist. The image on the bottom right shows some of my decision making process after I found the fabric. The pattern was made by me, and is fairly simple. A big rectangle for the skirt, a small one for the waist, and a sort of funny looking triangle for the bust (draped until it looked about right). I am not fond of the way the back looks, but that's a problem for next time. There's elastic in the back half of the waist band, so I didn't have to make any closure.
A few months ago, I posted my mockup progress on a 1890ish corset. I actually all but finished it back in October and wore it as the support layer at Steamcon. I had the binding machined one one side, but wore it without hand stitching it down on the inside. Worked great under my Victorian dress, looked awful by itself. A few months later I finally finished that binding, and can show it to you guys :)
More at the new website: http://www.morgandonner.com/2012/10/wil
Cross posted to corsetmakers community.
This late 1940's bra has an interesting closure method. It looks like there is a button on either side of the ribcage and two crossing band straps with several buttonholes along their length create a sort of adjustable band size.
How neat! I knew that the tiny waist and large skirt shape in many 50s advertisments would require some firm torso shapewear and a robust petticoat, but how about both in one? I am just tickled pink by this Dior underdress, 1955-56. The corset like top and fluffy bottom is just too fun! I wish I could inspect it in person.
Another combo petticoat and bustier, at V&A.
A very cute and tiny (height-wise) waist cincher corset from 1945. It reminds me of the Baby corset from What Katie Did.
Another short corset at V&A, 1948.
I would love to have a petticoat like this 1955 one at the Met. Many, many years ago, I tried to sew netting into a petticoat, and never again will I attempt that. Buying them is the way to go there!
Still writing this!