Making Dante's Dream come true.

25 Dec 2012

Merry Christmas!

We shot some pics with the ball gowns on Friday but with all the Christmas dinners and family gatherings I haven't been able to post about it. 

You'll notice it all looks very spring-themed and stuff, that is because we're in Majorca and the mean temperature is 10-15 Cº in December.

These are our dresses; mine, as you know, it's the Milka chocolate brand colour, and The Seamstress of Rohan's dress is absolutely marvellous in light pink.

We made this lovely swing and I added bows to my skirt, as in the original dress I got inspired from and some lace in the neckline with another pleated trim and a small bouquet of flowers. I also changed the sleeves.

All pics are by Roberto Llull, and you can find some more in my Flickr and DeviantArt galleries and also at the Anacrónicos Recreación Histórica Facebook page.

There are some more pics to post yet, they're inspired by the Cottingley Fairies pics, but this will be in a Victorian setting. We're very excited to see them!

Merry Christmas to you all and now, on to finish the tartan 1860s dress!

17 Dec 2012

April Love (in December...)

Hi there! I've finally got to take a pic I've been planning to take for more than a year. Someone pointed out for me in a Flickr comment that I should try and re-enact Arthur Huhges' April Love (1856). And here it is:

I think the fabric is pretty similar and although I couldn't find this kind of gate as the one here I tried my best. I also made the shawl myself to have it as accurate as possible. As you may guess, I used my future crinoline dress here; in a few days I'll have it finished (I'll change the sleeves for other historical ones and add the decorations), so keep an eye for new pics!

10 Dec 2012

Special post!

Today I won't talk about seams and pleats, I should, but I won't. Two days ago was my boyfriend's birthday and I'd like to thank him for aaaaaall he's done for me. Without his help, many or nearly all my pics wouldn't be possible! He is a huge part of this project we started about a year ago along with my mum :)

To begin with, I'm a complete mess regarding technology and internet and practically everything that involves computers. I can't even buy stuff with Paypal or my Visa. I think all my supplies (fabrics, props, even books) are in my possession thanks to him.

Also, he drives me everywhere, and we look for locations. He is incredibly talented taking pics and I was greatly impressed with how he managed to make our Lizzie pics very similar to the drawings. He's ace!

He took me to the Lizzie Siddal talk back in February and to the Tate's Pre-Raphaelite exhibition! Tell me that's not being awesome?

And he got me the American Duchess Victorian button boots for my birthday! He's like, my hero, not only because of the things the does "for me", but also because of his own personality of course. I won't make a list of his charms but I just wanted to remark how important he is in my life and for this project :)

Thank you so much and happy birthday my love!

tehehe the boy fell asleep as soon as we unpacked last September in London :P

3 Dec 2012

Trying to keep projects up to date...

...although I still don't have my camera and I have to use my phone. That means EVEN MORE shitty pictures but *sigh* I'm poor, I can't do anything right now. First, things that are finished: the skirt! And the petticoat too, but I don't have pics, anyway it's just a plain cream petticoat. I love the pleats in this.

Things that are in process: the bodice.

I had never boned a bodice like this before so this is a mock, do not scream. I'm experimenting with spare fabrics and looks like it works. I'm still putting the whole thing together but it won't be long.

More, things that weren't expected:

American Duchess shoes in the mail! Yay, thanks to my boyfriend for getting them for me ^^ Well, I know I'm doing an Edwardian outfit sometime but I still haven't decided the exact thing. They won't be white, I can assure you :D

Like my anachronistic socks? ;)