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

Events · Places · Victorian

A Visit to Kate Sheppard House

Late last year, the Kate Sheppard House, the house where Kate Sheppard lived, and held meetings regarding the movement to win women the right to vote in New Zealand, was opened to the public. Naturally, of course, I was interested in visiting it, when I next had an opportunity to travel to Christchurch, though I… Continue reading A Visit to Kate Sheppard House

Events · Victorian

Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations 2019: Part 3

Friday Waking on Friday I felt a mixture of excitement and nervousness. Today was the day that I was debuting the Pretty Princess Dress. I can’t help but feel a little nervous when wearing a new dress out in public for the first time – I’m not sure if that’s because I’m concerned that something… Continue reading Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations 2019: Part 3

Events · Victorian

Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations 2019: Part 2

I've been a terrible blogger recently and haven't written anything for weeks (weeks? More like months - whoops!). And it's not because I have nothing to write about - I've just been busy, lazy, sick, or throwing myself into new sewing projects. But, it is about time that I rectify that and jump back into… Continue reading Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations 2019: Part 2