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From concept drawing to actual garments......
As we come up with new designs, we will share
some of the final products here. Enjoy!



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Asymmetrical Outfit


Linda has been inspired lately by working with curves and front closures unlike any other garments out there. This "S" curve is a Retroscope signature design

Concept & Drawing by Linda





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Waterfall Skirt


I love feminine ruffles and asymmetric lines. The high waist is slimming and it looks very good on many body types.

Concept by Laura - Drawing by Linda



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Lolita Swirl Front Blouse


I like blouses that go to the elbow. Not all women like to show their upper arms! Linda's curve front goes wonderfully
with this blouse.

Concept by Laura & Linda
Drawing by Linda





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Victorian Pleated Slim Skirt


I love two tone clothing and wanted to create a skirt that included Linda's curve concept plus pleats. This skirt fits like a glove!

Concept by Laura
Drawing by Linda





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Captain's Jacket


In the search for a new military style jacket, Linda started drawing freestyle, as she does, and came up with a simple, but strong jacket. The final picture just doesn't capture how awesome the cuffs are!

Concept & Drawing by Linda





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Bandolier Vest


In one week I got inspiration from three different movies - Gypsy, Empire Strikes Back and a Clint Eastwood flick. In all of these movies, I saw something draped over one arm and thought it might be cool to do a vest with one arm.

Concept by Laura
Drawing by Linda





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Juliette Stripe Blouse


I wanted to try a different neckline - plus I love mutton chop sleeves.

Concept by Laura
Drawing by Linda





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Victorian Striped Bolero Jacket


I LOVE tassels and wanted to incorporate a tassel with a jacket or blouse.

Concept by Laura
Drawing by Linda





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Steampunk Spiral Vest Blouse


This blouse/vest combo was created when we were brainstorming some unusual new vest designs.

Concept & Drawing by Linda





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Victorian Ruffled Bolero Blouse


This blouse was inspired by my love of ruffles around the neck and bolero jackets

Concept by Laura
Drawing by Linda





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Mad Scientist Buckle Jacket


This jacket was inspired by a customer who wanted a combination of our best mens designs. This jacket is made from a grey smooth cotton twill with silver buttons and buckled back. This jacket will be available in early January.

Concept & Drawing by Linda





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Gothic Victorian Fishtail Skirt


I have been working on this skirt for the past 5 months and finally found someone to make it correctly. I was looking to make a more elegant Victorian style skirt and came up with a skirt that bustles up on the top layer to give it a nice drape in the front. This skirt will be available in both cotton and satin in February.

Concept by Laura
Drawing by Linda





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Gothic Victorian Tiered Bustle Skirt


This skirt was inspired by Mrs. Lovett's skirt in Sweeney Todd. Our version is fuller with wide layers in the back. One version will have pinstripe ruffles and other versions will be available in all cotton or satin. This will be available early January

Concept by Laura
Drawing by Linda





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Lolita Dandy Ruffled Breeches


Our model Revel wanted a pair of breeches for a photoshoot, so we designed a very cute and feminine pair just for her. We are thinking of adding them to our line soon depending on customer feedback.

Concept & Drawing by Linda





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Men's Aristocrat Dandy Breeches


Our model Kory also needed a pair of breeches for a photoshoot, so we designed a more versatile pair to match many of our men's shirts. We are thinking of adding them to our line soon depending on customer feedback.

Concept & Drawing by Linda




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Mandarin Military Drape Shirt


This shirt was also inspired by vintage military uniform coats, but with an offset Mandarin collar. We envisioned this shirt made in white or black heavy cotton The shirt (final view on right) was made a bit short in the torso, but was re-adjusted for proper fit.

Concept & Drawing by Linda




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Mandarin Military Tail Shirt


This shirt was inspired by vintage military uniform coats, but with a Mandarin flair. This

Concept & Drawing by Linda





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Victorian Single Bustle Skirt


This skirt was inspired by the Victorian "Natural Form" period between 1875-1882. We wanted a look from a different portion of the VIctorian era since it spanned over so many years and so many changes in style (ie: Civil War style full skirts to the bustle skirt). The skirt to the right was made as a special commission. The link will show the three versions of this skirt made for the same customer. The fabrics are black satin, silk duponi and taffeta.

Concept by Laura
Drawing & Sewing by Linda




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Medieval Brocade Wedding Dress


This authentic Medieval Wedding dress was made by special request. The white skirt portion was made from white satin jacquard with a shimmering overlay of super soft sheer tulle. The bodice was made from gold embroidered brocade, hand-sewn pearls, gold tulle ruffled trim, embroidered trim and handmade cameo. The sleeves were lined with the shimmering tulle and tied off with gold ribbon. The back of the bodice was laced with gold cording. The bridal veil was made from 4 feet of shimmering tulle and attached to a circlet made of braided gold cording, ribbon and hand-sewn pearls.

Concept, Drawing & Sewing by Linda



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Lolita Fancy Corset Tail Blouse


I have had many requests about having a short sleeve top, so I have been racking my brains for something that would be just a bit different and have a cute sleeve. The neckline is high ruffles with a ruffled front panel. The sleeve is a 'leg o'mutton' style puff top with a wide cuff and the back comes down into a rounded tail with corsetted back. The top is made of cotton/spandex broadcloth.

Concept by Laura
Drawing by Linda




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Engarde Elegant Aristocrat Outfit


This shirt was also inspired by vintage dandy style clothing, but with a Japanese Punk flair. The coat would be made of black velvet with brocade trim. The coat could be worn short (to the waist) or long as there are tabs that hold the bottom of the coat on. The lace up shirt would be made of silk or satin with embroidered trim. The pants could be made of satin or light-weight velvet.

Concept & Drawing by Linda




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Mimi Moonstar Anime Style Outfit


This outfit was a concept design for Crosby from the band "Call Me Alice". The idea was that she would look like an anime character. The outfit was a three piece ensemble of a full irridescent shimmer tulle skirt, corset style bodice with garters and sheer shrug with tulle trimmed sleeves.

Concept & Drawing by Linda


Marquis Stage Outfit


This outfit was a concept design for Crosby from the band "Call Me Alice". The outfit was a two piece ensemble of a shiny irridescent silver mini dress and a Baroque style jacket made from quilted irridescent burgundy satin with a chain closure at the waist. The tail was long and had several ruffles underneath to help give it volume.

Concept & Drawing & Sewing by Linda

Mrs Lovett inspired costume


This outfit was a concept design for our client Joyce, who was hosting a huge Halloween party and wanted to be Mrs Lovett. We found some really beautiful old fashioned burgundy paisley and a burnt velvet to make this. Linda also added a mini hat that had roses and blood droplets. Joyce was VERY happy!

Concept & Drawing & Sewing by Linda

Cupcake Goth Striped Jacket


This super cute jacket was made exclusively for Jillian Venters - The Lady of the Manners of Gothic Charm School for her book tour. We couldn't find pink and black striped material, so we dyed balck and white stripe cotton to make it her signature colors.

Concept & Drawing & Sewing by Linda