I should have posted this a few weeks ago when Abigail visited us… but I completely forgot. I spoke to Abigail mainly about finding costumes for my short film, and she advised me to contact Nicole Jenkins from Circa Vintage.
I called Nicole the following week and was disappointed in what she had to tell me – it would be basically impossible to find any genuine dresses from 1917 in any costume shops. She said she had none herself and the only thing I could do would be to have them made, which was outside my budget by a lot. Instead, she advised me to create the look myself: find bits and pieces in second-hand clothing shops and put them together. Which is what I did over the following two weeks, with the help of Rebecca.