1892 The cutters’ practical guide to the cutting of …

An illustrated page from The cutters’ practical guide to the cutting of Ladies’ Garments.

I love that these old books and documents are available to us!  This one is 142 pages of instruction with illustrations in the center.  Check this page, where you can find a class in proper tailoring offered to women.  Snicker… guess there was stitching and sewing, and then there was tailoring.

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Witchery: Lamia’s Disguise and Cordelia Mesh Gowns

Simwide hunt starts today on Rag Dollz Island!  It’s the September Supernatural, so there should be some fun Halloweeny stuff.

I’ve made a special outfit just for the hunt: Lamia’s Disguise.  If you’ve seen the movie Stardust  then you’ll know this outfit.  Lamia is the beautiful but horrible witch trying to kill the star and take her heart.  She disguises herself as an innkeeper’s wife and this is the outfit she wears!

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This gown won’t be posted in the MP or instore until after the hunt, so come to the Rag Dollz shop and find it!  (Look for the pumpkin with the goggly eyes).

Also, new for Halloween, Cordelia, mesh gown with cloak, jewelry and shoes.  Only two colors so far, but more in the works:

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/CF-Cordelia-Purple-Red/5291249

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https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/CF-Witchy-Cordelia-Black-Gold/5291284

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Lucrezia

Inspired by Lucrezia Borgia, gowns in the fashion of that era available in 3 colors.  Includes empire waist skirts, chemise/blouse, dress top with straps and dress top with long sleeves, puff shoulder sleeves and mesh long sleeves with alpha.

Find These On the MarketPlace

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New Shop on Rag Dollz Island

New shop *  new shop * new shop!

The main shop will still be located on Mieville Doyle Victorian Sim, but this little satellite shop is truly a gem.   I just love it.  It’s 2 full stories, bay windows, great view, and lots of space to show off all my stuffs.  Please stop by if you get a chance.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rag%20Dollz%20Island/20/232/23

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TRH3 Day 3: Costumery & Dancing on the Green

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Yesterday morning we had a spontaneous photo op — I could spend all day just watching the fair-goers and their wonderful outfits — and dance!  I’ve never done these dances so it was all new to me, and great fun. … Continue reading

TRH3 Events: Sunday Afternoon Jousting & a Concert!

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What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon!  If you missed the jousting yesterday, another go-round is scheduled for next Sunday, 4pm SLT, at the Renaissance Fairgrounds jousting arena.  Scroll down for pics… I tried to get good pics of … Continue reading