Then you’re gonna LOVE the website I happened across this afternoon!
I was looking for other costume or Victorian blog sites and stumbled into this delightful site that offers ready-made costume attire (or everyday attire for that matter!) for today’s body styles. They offer their sizing from XS (2-4) to XXXXL (beyond 28) so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding something you’ll like!
The site is called Recollections and they specialize in “romantic, feminine clothing reminiscent of centuries past….” I agree. If you are not inclined to want to actually take time out of your busy life and sew a costume right now, this is a wonderful alternative.
Also in the offerings are wedding & bridesmaid gowns, Civil War re-enactment attire, ballgowns, shawls, capes, gloves, umbrellas and a whole list of other categories. You must go out and check their site: http://www.recollections.biz/
When you’re finished and you’ve decided what you want to purchase, come on over to my costumed historical events group: www.SITUSeattle.com (or if it’s easier to remember: www.CostumingInSeattle.com ) and see how to hook up with us for the Victorian Festival that is going to be held in Port Townsend, WA this year in May, the City of Snohomish’s grand parade (date in Sept to be announced), or even the Evergreen State Fairgrounds’ 100th Anniversary. My group is busily making plans on how to either sew or buy appropriate costumes for these events. We’d love to have you along with us!
Winter greetings from the snowy but lush & green NW corner of these GREAT United States! Auntie Rita