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Offline Casche

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Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
« Reply #45 on: February 25, 2010, 01:31:38 PM »
Thought I'd add mine, though it still is pretty small.  :)
http://wyrmegoddess.blogspot.com/

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Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
« Reply #46 on: April 14, 2010, 10:03:16 AM »
Question: What's the best way to start a dress diary website wise? I get the idea but I've never created a website before. Are there ways to do it for free? etc. Any help would be really appreciated, I'd love to start documenting my dresses.
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Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
« Reply #47 on: April 16, 2010, 03:05:34 AM »
Question: What's the best way to start a dress diary website wise? I get the idea but I've never created a website before. Are there ways to do it for free? etc. Any help would be really appreciated, I'd love to start documenting my dresses.

A blog is probably the easiest way to go.

Get one of the blogs where you can tag each projects. Say you've made a Tudor dress and a Herjolfsnes garb. If you want to direct people only to the Tudor dress, you choose that tag, and the entries coming up will only be about the Tudor one. An example from my own blog:

GENERAL LINK: http://operafantomet.livejournal.com/
WITH A SPECIFIC TAG: http://operafantomet.livejournal.com/tag/peacock

I think most blogs have this option nowadays. I use Livejournal, but Blogspot.com and Blogger.com are also good options. And probably a ton more... All these are free. In some you need an extern photo server, like Flickr, Photobucket or Facebook, while others have a photo server included.

You can also get a free website, like http://www.webs.com , but there you need to know some basic HTML.

Blogging about costumes is a lot of fun. Once you've built a decent friend list, you get interesting feedback and you can also see what other costume makers are up to. You can also keep track on when you made what. Give it a try!

Offline CecilsTanequin

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Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
« Reply #48 on: November 17, 2010, 09:39:20 PM »
Alright! I finally did it! Not in time to fully document this year's Grey creation that some of you were dear enough to suffer through with me on Chat but I will have a recap and description of it on the blag soon. I now have at least 3 faire projects on the table ready to begin so now's the best time to start taking photos and blaggin about it right!?

http://theradclyffe.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much for viewing and comments and questions!!
Kat Brown
Guilde of St. George - Bristol
'07-'08 Lady Anne Cecil
'09-'12 Mistress Mary Radcliffe

Offline Lady Isabella

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Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
« Reply #49 on: November 18, 2010, 12:28:09 PM »
CecilsTanequin,
Nice work!!!

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Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
« Reply #50 on: January 03, 2011, 02:54:25 AM »
I decided it was time for me to start a dress diary blog. So here is mine: http://theladyrebecca.livejournal.com/

Offline Kate XXXXXX

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Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2011, 06:31:31 AM »
Lady R I friended you on LJ.   :)

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Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2011, 07:45:29 AM »
I know I've posted it already, but after nearly 3 years, I've resurrected it. Figured it deserved re-posting. Also hadn't seen this thread pop up in a while. Thought I'd give it a jolt!

My project diary:
Cara-Greenleaf-Designs.blogspot.com
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Offline Alphena Brennafax

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Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
« Reply #53 on: September 05, 2011, 11:51:41 AM »
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Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
« Reply #54 on: September 23, 2011, 10:19:27 PM »
http://extantgowns.blogspot.com/

It's more for Rococo on up but every so often I stumble upon something 16th Century to put in the blog. It's a continuation of my old Tumblr blog.  Tumblr does NOT listen to it's consumers so I gave up on them.  However, everything is still over there -just all jumbled up because tumblr isn't that bright.   

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« Reply #55 on: February 14, 2012, 06:26:02 PM »
My blog http://who-gives-a.blogspot.com has been updated with a dress diary for my just finished gown. :)
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« Reply #56 on: February 23, 2015, 08:11:46 AM »
All the Pretty Dresses is now http://www.extantgowns.com   It used to be http://extantgowns.blogspot.com - and will redirect if you type it in.  However, the readers will NOT update.   Please update your readers with the new url.  Feel free to repost. 

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Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
« Reply #58 on: May 03, 2016, 09:04:14 AM »
I blogged about the making of my Tudor/Elizabethan peasant costume at http://kirtletheturtle.wordpress.com

My first attempt at garb, and there are definitely things I would do differently, but I would be thrilled if it helps someone! I'm sooo grateful to all the dress diaries out there on the internet.

Offline isabelladangelo

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Re: Dress / Garb Diary Links
« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2016, 06:37:33 PM »
Quite lovely from what I can see in the photo of your kirtle, Songbird!   My biggest suggestion would be to get linen for your dress next time - it's not as expensive as it used to be and it was made for the South in the summer time!   Seriously, I love my Italian Renaissance outfits out of linen in 90F or hotter weather.  I tend to be the only one that doesn't look like a melting candle.  :-)    Linen blends are okay - especially linen cotton ones which work AMAZINGLY for chemises.  You can get the hankyweight linen/cotton blend at Joanns - just be careful that it's only linen and cotton.  For a good online linen source, I suggest Fabric-store which often has their linen on sale for around $7.60 to $8.60 a yard.   Not exactly a whole bunch more than the poly/rayon linen look you bought for your dress.  Go with lightweight or medium weight linen - the heavy weight is better for stays.  If you have an IKEA near you, you can get gray linen for $7 a yard, I think, that is heavy and perfect for stays.  I made an 18th c pair of stays for my Sister in Law out of the IKEA linen.   

Only only other suggestions would be to make your sleeves baggy and add a cuff - the "puffy" sleeves are great in the summer as the fabric doesn't stick to you as much. 

 

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