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Lori has been costuming since she was a little girl, her Barbie was an early subject. Since then she has worked in several costume shops, and worked for the San Jose Civic Light Opera. The costumes featured below are her personal costumes, and were mostly worn at VPA or GBACG events.
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1842 Day DressGrey velveteen with black braid, worn over reproduction ruffled petticoat. Design based on an original garment in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
1864 Day DressWhite cotton bodice with wine velvet bretelle corselet over a jacquard skirt, with crinoline underneath. Design from Godey's Lady's Book.
1883 Day Dress
Blue/Black striped bodice with velvet trim and tails, worn over a draped bustle skirt. Underneath is a bustle pad and petticoat with ruffles down the back. Design from Butterick catalog.
1902 Day Dress
White cotton dress, bodice has pin tucking and ribbon trim. Design of the bodice was based upon a photo of Lori's Great Aunt and the skirt was based on a picture in the 1902 Sears catalogue.
These two costumes were made for a GBACG "Arabian Nights" event.
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