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A League of Their Own costume Hallowe'en costume, Part One: Supplies and Notes

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I first saw A League of Their Own when I was in high school.  Ironically enough it was in a typing class.  I don't remember why it was shown but it was for the day.

Before a knee injury ended any potential step dance/sports career I used to play baseball regularly.  Fun fact:  I was the pitcher.

Anyway, I had largely forgotten about the movie until I came across the movie and watched it on TV and decided I wanted to make the costume for Hallowe'en.

Thanks to Maggie on Costumer's Guide I was able to find a good amount of information on how to make the costume.  She has some nice pictures and is kind enough to share the links as to where she bought her supplies.

You can find Maggie's blog and her costume details here.
http://costumersguide.blogspot.com/search/label/a%20league%20of%20their%20own

Pinterest was also a huge help in finding good reference pictures for making the costume and I saved a great deal of images from there.

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I made a new Victorian/Edwardian era doll nanny or early nurse doll dress.  I've seen some old black and white photos of nurses from the turn of the century wearing striped dresses.
It's available in my Etsy shop here. 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/502373156/two-of-a-kind-edwardian-nanny-early

White 1860s dress

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I had just enough fabric left over to squeeze out this 1860's style dress.  It's a suitable dress for children as many children's fashion back then had short sleeves among other things.

The ribbon is gold metallic and the beads are gold filled.

It's up in my Etsy shop here.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/511341085/ooak-1860s-white-star-and-gold-metallic
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I can't remember if I shared this wedding dress commission piece I got or not.

I also finished off a new 1930's style doll dress that fits American Girl dolls.  Overall I'm happy with how both turned out.

The doll dress is trimmed with satin ribbon and faux pearls.  It's a nice subtle 4th of July/patriotic look that I like.

Both are available in my Etsy shop here.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheEdwardianGirl