Costuming for Fêtes Galantes

Constructing the Foundational Undergarments Part 1: Pocket Panniers

As I mentioned in my last post, for the undergarments, I selected a 3 oz. weight white Irish linen. I purchased 10 yards off of EBay for $9/yd. It’s a 60” wide fabric and should be enough to complete the shift (under dress), the hoop petticote and my undershirt/undershorts. For the pocket panniers (pocket hoops), [...]

Fabric Selection and a great trip to Vancouver, B.C.

At the beginning of June after I had established my timeline for constructing these garments, I immediately visited the Pinterest board my close friend, Joyce, and I created to captured all ideas and looks for Fetes Galantes. Below, is one image that inspired us for our trip.Looking back at it now, it was obviously the [...]