When I realised that the Pretty Princess Dress was going to match my parents' Christmas tree this year I joked to a friend that I could dress up and take photos with it. As soon as the joke was made, however, my brain started whirring with thoughts at the possibility of actually doing it. So,… Continue reading Christmas Tree Photoshoot
I don't know how creative I am when it comes to naming different outfits that I make but, this is what happens when a spur-of-the-moment nickname sticks. It should really be called something like, 'The Riding Habit Inspired Bodice' because, as long and rather dull as it sounds is the truth of it. This bodice… Continue reading The Penguin Bodice
I finished the bodice on Saturday and took some time out on Sunday to take some photos of the completed bodice and overskirt. I'm definitely happy with my decision to go with the white sleeves and, while I toyed with the idea of adding some tartan around the edge of the bodice, I think I'm… Continue reading Trimmed With Tartan Part III
There's no denying that I love the fashions of the 1880s, and I haven't always been a huge fan of the 1890s. Until my parents gave me a couple of 1890s patterns for Christmas. The next thing I knew, I was buying new books about the fashion of this new decade (The Keystone Cutter and… Continue reading The Antique Rose
I was really hoping to be posting about my 1890s skirt project today but, it turns out that applying and sewing about 18 metres of Russian Braid takes quite a while! Not to mention, I now have the oh-so-exciting task of hand sewing the hem facing in. So, while I can't yet write about that,… Continue reading A Mad Dash About Caccia Birch
A photo shoot featuring the Rose Wine Dress.