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I finished sewing the hooks and bars on this afternoon before work, but didn't quite have enough time to suit up and start fussing with fit, so indulged in flights of fancy re: my planned turn-of-the-century wardrobe. (My Voice of Fashion and Turn-of-the-Century Fashion Patterns and Tailoring Techniques books arrived yesterday, so that helped with the distraction. The latter may be a bit beyond me, but I never mind having something to work up to, and at the very least the pattern shapes will be helpful!) I sincerely doubt I'll have time to throw a dinner dress into the mix, but it's very amusing to plan out!

Tonight I intend to get the buttons sewn on the beige bodice (yes, buttons over hooks...after testing out hooks and bars vs buttons for years, I've come to the conclusion that I generally prefer hooks to fasten tight-fitting victorian bodices! Much less annoying to do up! And then slap the buttons on top), which was delayed by my putting the buttons away while cleaning up a while back. Never put stuff away!

Also: spent money today I totally shouldn't have. But Dita von Teese added Philadelphia to her touring schedule this fall, and the pre-sale went up today...and I just couldn't not go! I'm much more of an enthusiast of Dita's style than necessarily burlesque in general (I think it's cool! but I wouldn't call myself an enthusiast), but I wouldn't turn down an opportunity to see Queen Dita! I texted a college friend who's also a fan..."can we turn this opportunity down??" "NO WE CANNOT!" I'll be going with her on September 15th. Woo!

(Well I think I need a new dress...!)

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Date: 7/20/17 04:30 am (UTC)
mala_14: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mala_14
Oooh, I bet that'll be a great show! How exciting!

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Date: 7/20/17 01:16 pm (UTC)
m_of_disguise: (Default)
From: [personal profile] m_of_disguise
Oooo, Dita!!! That's going to be so awesome, and I'm super jealous because I always miss out on her shows! XP

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Date: 7/20/17 02:33 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] blackcat452
Dita sounds awesome! Have fun.

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Date: 7/21/17 02:23 am (UTC)
brickhousewench: (Bettie Page)
From: [personal profile] brickhousewench
Dita von Teese

Ooooh! That sounds like fun!

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