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Dark Garden’s Rummage Sale
www.DarkGarden.com
Sunday
July 17th
11 – 5pm
321 Linden St., (between Octavia & Gough)
San Francisco, Ca

Dark Garden’s Rummage Sale is a sight to be seen. Store-wide clearances of off the floor Ready-To-Wear corsets, clothing, fabric remnants, costume pieces, and Custom Corset orders.

Best of all, this is the only time they sell Custom Corsets from their archive as well as “Cinderella” Corsets—those that were ordered and never picked up (can you imagine?) and gently used corsets being sold by those who feel it’s time to re-vamp their wardrobe.

Do you have a corset that has served you well over the years, but for whatever reason, you just don’t wear anymore? This is your chance to sell that corset. In order to have everything ready in time, Dark Garden will be accepting consignment corsets July 3-16. They are happy to help you decide on a price.

Call Dark Garden for details or if you have any questions (415) 431-7684.

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Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City is having a vintage clothing and costume sale this coming Saturday, June 18th from 10am to 3pm.

From the Facebook invite, “We are cleaning out a huge collection of vintage & contemporary clothing and accessories! Hundreds of items from 25 cents to $10! Present day back to 20’s. Notions, accessories, hats, shoes, coats, dresses, tops, military, skirts, petticoats, suits and MORE!!! Cash or check only.”

Hillbarn is located at 1285 E. Hillsdale Blvd. in Foster City, California.

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Amazon Dry Goods
www.AmazonDryGoods.com
This seller of Victorian ephemera is going out of business. The owner is ill and sales are down so they’re selling off their stock at deep discounts. A huge portion of what they sell is books and patterns but they also carry shoes, undergarments (hoops, stockings, camisoles, etc.), detachable collars, accessories of all sorts and Civil War reenactment props. There is a bunch of stuff that looks very steampunk. They have finally put their catalogs on the website (so you don’t have to buy them!). Take a look while you still can.

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Save the Date

Dark Garden Unique Corsetry
www.darkgarden.com

July 11th is the Annual Rummage Sale!
From 11 AM to 5 PM
321 Linden Street, San Francisco CA, 94102
Sometimes there are good deals to be had but you never know until you get there. They have promised “goodies galore” this year.

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sarah@sarahbeata.net

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Save the Date

Dark Garden Unique Corsetry
www.darkgarden.com
321 Linden Street, San Francisco CA, 94102
July 11th is the Annual Rummage Sale!
Sometimes there are good deals to be had but you never know until you get there. As more details become available I will post them.

sarah@sarahbeata.net

Custom Costumes

Photo Gallery

Sewing lessons

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Duct Tape Corset Pattern Class

• 6th Street Playhouse, Santa Rosa, CA
• Saturday, May 8th, 2010
• 1 PM to 5 PM
• $35 per person

Have you ever wanted to make a corset for yourself but were afraid it was too complicated?

Have you tried to make one and just couldn’t get it to fit comfortably?

I have the solution. I’ll be giving a class on how to make a custom corset pattern using duct tape and an old T-shirt.

This method creates a pattern that is exactly the right size and shape to fit you perfectly. It’s very easy to do (with a little help from your friends).

Come get wrapped in duct tape! I’ll guide you through the process and you’ll leave with the perfect custom-fit corset pattern.

Bring:
• A picture of what you’d like the corset to look like; try to get a view of the back as well. Drawings, photos, books, etc. are all fine.
• Your own T-shirt and be ready to sacrifice it to the god of fashion.

6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa on Saturday, May 8th from 1 PM to 5 PM. $35 per person.

See photos from the last corset pattern-making demo I did at the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition.

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sarah@sarahbeata.net

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On Saturday March 13, 2010 I gave a demonstration on how to draft the perfect custom corset pattern using duct tape and an old T-shirt at the Nova Albion Steampunk Exhibition.

This method works extremely well and is almost fool-proof. I’ve tried making corsets from store-bought patterns; they never fit right and it’s hard to know how to adjust them. I’ve tried draping a corset on a dress-form but, as you can imagine, that doesn’t work very well because a dress-form has no “fleshy” give. Using the duct tape method you get the right size and shape to begin with as you can control every aspect of the fit.

The general idea is to wrap yourself in duct tape and draw the seam lines on. You then cut off the duct taped T-shirt, cut along the seam lines and trace the resulting pieces on to paper. They usually need adjustment so that the lines are nice and even and the pieces “true” to one another.

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to make your own duct tape corset pattern.

Click here to download a PDF: Duct Tape Corset Pattern

Following are photos from the Steampunk Exhibition. Many thanks to Iana and Rachel for their invaluable assistance.

Sewing Lessons

Custom Costumes

Costume Gallery

sarah@sarahbeata.net

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