viennabelle: (1841)
Big news yesterday: my bargain lampas arrived!


Now isn't that splurge worthy? I have a complete rationalization at hand, if not! I researched it online. It is a fabric called "Marquis" made by Scalamandre. It was sold to the trade for $626 per yard. The stuff sold to fabric stores are remnants, which sometimes can be quite large--and they average $220 per yard. So, instead of giving in to impulsiveness and spending $165, I've managed to save $3,340!  Perfect logic, right?

My other update is on the my corded petticoat. I don't think I need to insert any horsehair in it.


Yes, that really is a petticoat standing up all by itself, thanks to the miraculous powers of starch!

BTW--I also found out that Faultless will no longer make dry starch (just spray), so I went ahead ordered a stock of the stuff at the only place I could find online (McLendon Hardware). It was a little slow arriving (about a week), some was a little loose, but heck--it was dirt cheap and I will need more to get this kind of effect.

Now, must order some coutil. I need a new corset for the 1840s dress.

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