Laurie Tavan

White & blue corset: applying binding 0

White & blue corset: applying binding

The binding for this corset is made up of a combination of blue 5/8″ double-faced polyester ribbon and a cotton edging applied over it. It is rolled over on the bottom edge.

PB&J Mid-bust Victorian 1

PB&J Mid-bust Victorian

A tight-lacing corset with an 8″ waist reduction featuring pretty black contrasting stitching and a belting of black coutil with a hand dyed cotton lace: I’ll be adding a few corsets to the gallery...

Queen Victoria revamp: cape 0

Queen Victoria revamp: cape

This cotton velvet cape was dismantled for alterations. A brown fur has been removed and white/cream fur added along the hood, and around the neckline. Cream tassels finish the ends of the front sections...

Queen Victoria revamp: bows 0

Queen Victoria revamp: bows

I’ve decided on cream bows to hold up the swoops of the upper tier. I had suggestions for blue, white with blue stripes, and buttons but this was my favorite: The blue cape is...

Dickens Fair: workshops & petticoats 0

Dickens Fair: workshops & petticoats

I’m headed off to Dickens Fair workshops this weekend. Liz Martin, the costume director, was concerned with the lack of petticoats in the cast last year so I threw together some “bedskirt” petticoats with...