I'm Kenna, and this is my personal blog, from which I instigate tidal waves of silm feels and a general appreciation for other things that I like.
I am also welcometolotr and houkakyou.
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Heavily considering calling my new pink dress the ‘Indis’ outfit and selling this one. It’s just not what I wanted out of this design! A doublet might help, but I’ve lost motivation to add to this for now. My brain has moved on to other things 😓
#historicallyinspired #elizabethan #handmade #sewing #fantasydress #indis #tolkiencosplay
Photo by @silhuinphotography !
General update on Prince Adam: I am very slowly working on the Dorset/wheel buttons for his frock coat, which is still cut out but unassembled. I did get the spiral trim sewn onto the waistcoat (thanks for recommending heritagetrading, everyone!) so at least that’s done. Hoping to maybe finish the buttons by winter break and get started on putting the coat together; it’d be lovely to wear it at Katsucon. Currently, I’m at 30/34 buttons, though most of those don’t yet have the beaded design in the middle… Shoutout to #etsy seller @beakerbutton for her wonderful customer service recently; I had originally ordered my brass rings more than a year ago, and I realized I needed more but they had sold out and been discontinued. She was kind enough to look through her button kits to pull together the amount that I needed, plus some extras. Thank you, Jen!! 😭
#princeadam #sewing #dorsetbuttons #buttonmaking #progressreport #18thcentury #historicallyinspired #screenaccurate #ish
If ya don’t got guns, make your own, hun 👌
(I stabbed myself more times doing the eyelets for this than on anything I’ve made previously. Cursed bodice??)
This is just a creative/fun project for me - somewhat inspired by a 1530s Italian gown. Ish. The skirt should get done pretty quickly, at which point I just have to decide how to decorate it.
#sewing #renaissance #bodice #historicallyinspired #mysewing #creativeday
Thor + some of his under-appreciated intelligence
Re-watched Netflix’s Castlevania with my friends who watched it for the first time and they got hooked.
Head canon doodle of what Alucard and Trevor’s body would look like. Although Trevor may have more scars.
Finally getting somewhere on this! Surprisingly, the shirtwaist actually looks better (i.e. the goal Edwardian silhouette) if I’m not wearing a corset, though the waist and hips don’t. I think that may be a sign that bustiness was somewhat going out of fashion… or that droopy busts were preferable?? My current corset is cut a bit too high. It’s a rarity for me that my historical clothes will fit without corsets, but here you go!
#edwardianfashion #mourning #historicalcostume #pigeonbreast #blacklace #wip #sewing
Two videos of 1870s dresses! The one of the seaside dress was taken the first time I wore the whole thing, and before I settled on a good petticoat; you can tell the skirt needs a little bit more oomph! It makes the shape of the rainbow dress look even better, haha. Thanks to @bellajiang for taking that one 😋 I’m making progress on my quick Edwardian dress and I hope to be able to show it to you soon!
#victoriancostume #1870s #fancydress #seasidedress #historicalreproductions #historicalcostume
Some details from the rainbow fashion plate dress… I had to extrapolate in several details because the only reference I had was not hi res, and only showed the front. While I haven’t found any extant dresses with consistently changing eyelet colors, I figured it would be a cute touch. And in the end, I think more people commented on them than anything else on the dress! The most ridiculous (but complimentary) thing was when the guys at Richard the Thread told me that I should teach a class on making them. Hah. #notthatskilled
#rainbowdress #details #victoriancostume #historicalsewing #1870s #fancydress #rainbow #eyelets #costumecollege
Beautiful photos by @inthelongrundesigns !
Just a teaser because I know that it’s hard to see in this lighting, but I’ve completed the first half of my early Edwardian mourning dress (for docenting in later this month). I finally get to use the poofy corset cover that I made two years ago 😅 I got a really nice wool blend from @fabricmart that drapes beautifully, and I’m excited to finish it up! But first: fabric/material recommendations for a protective hem facing?
#edwardian #pigeonbreast #mourning #scurve #sbend #trulyvictorian #handmade #wool #blackasnight
Still busy, still no sewing happening. I’m normally such a prolific stitcher that this kind of lag is so weird 😭 But I’ve been reading some newer Silmarillion fics and they’re making me excited!!!
#handmade #historicallyinspired #elizabethan #tolkieninspired #needsmorefabric 📷 @silhuinphotography
hi can someone give me sewing motivation please??? thanks. 🙄 I’m not doing #fallforcostume because I’m super duper busy right now, but I’m enjoying seeing everyone else’s posts! Please continue being lovely, everyone 😘
#rainbowdress #fancydress #historicalcostume #historicalfashion #victorian #handmade #pridedress 📷 @shotwellcollection
a queen and her witchy lady in waiting 🧝♀️🧙♀️ @silhuinphotography OPM the photos and @amarvelousmaven was kind enough to keep rearranging me 😘 I love behind the scenes shots!
#photoshoot #costuming #handmade