Saturday, 23 February 2013

Tsukino-Con 2013

Day one of the Con and exceeded expectations! More than made expenses, which is a huge plus. Will post pics after the weekend.

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Dress from Pirates of the Caribbean

I'm working on recreating one of Elizabeth's dresses from Pirates of the Caribbean. I have the bodice and sleeves drafted out, which is the most difficult and time-consuming. I have the fabric; not the same as the movie, though. I'm using purple brocade taffeta and purple shot taffeta for the underskirt and sleeve linings. The bodice will be boned, and the back will lace up. Here's a couple of pictures of how I hope it will look! Price will be in the $600 range.

Medieval Princess

This is a recent commission for a young lady who works on a cruise ship. She was required to have certain costumes for events the ship put on during the cruise. She was very happy with this dress, and looks lovely in it!

The dress is made of charmeuse and satin, The trim is silver braid, and the closure laces up the back. Sleeves are adjustable.

Friday, 15 February 2013


At Retrospect Fashions, we try to reproduce fashions from bygone eras as accurately as possible. We make everything from elaborate Victorian day dresses to the simpler fashions of the Edwardian era. We strive to fit our clients from the skin out! Lovely underwear, corsets, dresses, skirts, jackets, and cloaks. All our items are custom made for each client, and we try to obtain accurate measurements from them. There is always a choice of fabric and trim.