sheer victorian / undergarments
June 25, 2010
Ribbons & Steel:
Purple Victorian Gown / undergarments
March 24, 2010
So I filled out that second tier of ruffles and really like how it looks now. The bottom ruffle is also attached and soon I’ll start draping the skirt to go over this ;)...
March 20, 2009
inprogress / undergarments
March 18, 2009
This smock is made from lightweight linen with a fairly generous hemline that reaches to mid-calf. The cuffs and collar have a box pleated edging.
corsetry / Deep Ocean blue Mid-bust
October 3, 2008
A gorgeous deep blue-green silk mid-bust Victorian corset: This will become the foundation for a Victorian outfit for Dickens Christmas faire that is in the works. Back view:
September 12, 2008
Here is a photo of the petticoat/crinoline combo made to go under this gown:
September 5, 2008
September 4, 2008
A couple petticoats were used in a photoshoot this week. Full photos will be shared after the brides wedding date but until then here is a sneak peak: This petticoat is worn by Queen...
August 27, 2008
This chemise has a rather heavy bottom ruffle to be left hanging free while not being worn. Here is my recommended way of storing such garments to extend their life:
sitenews / undergarments
August 23, 2008
I’ve just completed a lovely full length chemise that has been added to the gallery:
corsetry / events
January 6, 2008
Laura, one of the improv actors/dancers at the annual Dickens reunion 12th Night Ball, wore a couple of my sample pieces (chemise, drawers, and corset) for some music hall stage scenes. Here are a...
November 15, 2007
Simple petticoat in navy & white stripe:
My present corset is complete. It has been added to the gallery: â€“ Click on image to go to the gallery â€“ *The hat and pin-tucked burgundy & white striped petticoat were also made...
November 14, 2007
A few sneak peeks at a cute little delicate chemise inprogress. Isn’t she pretty!
September 8, 2007
And it is done! Here are some preview shots. It is made from a lovely embroidered white silk and lined in linen. The lining has been pieced so the silk shows when the collar...
corsetry / Linen Damask bodies
August 23, 2007
I’ve completed my most recent pair of bodies. I’m delighted to report my client says they fit like a dream. Extra mock-ups were made to adapt this fully boned pattern to the individualites of...
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Hi, I'm Laurie Tavan. I create costuming and corsetry for fun. Stick around for a behind-the-scenes look into my workshop, photography, acting, and travel.