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[personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart tipped me to this video of karate in a Victorian dress.  Among the interesting points: skirts and corsets can cause problems, but apparently the sleeves are worse.

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Date: 2017-05-05 03:39 am (UTC)
peoriapeoriawhereart: Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster (Janine)
From: [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart
And I've found this sort of issue in contemporary women's clothing, that the armholes are not designed to let you raise your arms etc.

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Date: 2017-05-05 04:02 am (UTC)
peoriapeoriawhereart: Pre-Serum Steve Rogers, shirt and suspenders (Sad Steve)
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You might want to read The Lost Art of Dress. It doesn't go into the current economics of sewing or clothing, but it does give a fast overview of The Dress Doctors who through Extension and Home Economics departments systemized dressing appropriately.

Which in this case would change the sleeve holes.

It also explains how their jobs were excised.

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Date: 2017-05-05 08:33 am (UTC)
lady_ravenlocke: (ClassySwear)
From: [personal profile] lady_ravenlocke
Thank you so much for sharing this! I've been in the process of developing a world that's very much in a Victorian style, and this gave me some new things to think about!

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Date: 2017-05-05 10:33 am (UTC)
siliconshaman: black cat against the moon (Default)
From: [personal profile] siliconshaman
Thanks for sharing this... helps with a few bits and pieces I've been noodling with. That and my writer brain gets all kinds of gleeful and grabbey with tid-bits of info like this.

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Date: 2017-05-06 01:30 am (UTC)
technoshaman: Tux (Default)
From: [personal profile] technoshaman
Ooyeah! More Ashley! :)

Dress and action!

Date: 2017-05-08 02:37 pm (UTC)
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My child wants a swallowtail coat and proper Victorian trousers for the fall B'nai Mitzvah.

Since a friend is doing the tailoring, I will mention that crazy fencing and wand duels will probably also be tried after the decorum of the Torah reading service... :-p Party is a Hogwarts Harvest Feast!

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