Photoshoots · Victorian

Blueberry Dress Photoshoot: Ball Dress Edition

Continuing on with my photoshoot at Clachanburn Gardens posts, I now bring you some of the photos of the Ball Dress variation. Unfortunately we were starting to lose the light so didn't end up with as many as I would have liked (I never seem to get many photos of my ball dresses...) Regardless, here… Continue reading Blueberry Dress Photoshoot: Ball Dress Edition

Photoshoots · Victorian

Blueberry Dress Photoshoot: Day Edition

A year ago I visited Clachanburn Gardens to photograph my Blueberry Dress and, for some reason, I never actually posted the photos here on my blog. I know, slack, right? Well, it's time to remedy that and share them with you now. Better late than never, after all 😉 Clachanburn Gardens are in the Maniototo,… Continue reading Blueberry Dress Photoshoot: Day Edition

Events · Victorian

Unofficial Guide to the Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations

The Victorian Heritage Celebrations have been held in Oamaru for over 30 years in November and are a highlight not only for the city but also all of the wonderful people who make the journey to attend it. While some of the events come and go, or change to fit the theme selected for the… Continue reading Unofficial Guide to the Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations

Sewing · Tissot Dress · Victorian

Striped Tissot Dress: The Overskirt

After completing the Underskirt for the Striped Tissot Dress it was time to move onto the Overskirt - hopefully with less liberal use of the seam ripper. I decided to use the Truly Victorian Bustled Overskirt (TV305) pattern, which is the same pattern I used for my Pretty Princess Dress. I had shortened the pattern… Continue reading Striped Tissot Dress: The Overskirt

Sewing · Tissot Dress · Victorian

Striped Tissot Dress: The Underskirt

The first part of my Striped Tissot Dress that I made up was the underskirt. This turned out to be a bit more complicated than I expected due to my stubborn perfectionism, and liberal use of the seam ripper as I undid and redid some parts. I used the Truly Victorian 1870s Underskirt pattern (TV201)… Continue reading Striped Tissot Dress: The Underskirt