Sewing · Victorian

Pretty Princess Dress: First, The Foundations

My Big Project for this year is my first foray into the First Bustle Era. I've been wanting to make a new ball dress and to challenge myself by making something 'pretty' (if you've seen my earlier dresses you'll note that I'm not big on frills or froth and opt for colours one might not… Continue reading Pretty Princess Dress: First, The Foundations

Sewing · Victorian

Progress on Mum’s 1890’s Plum Outfit Part II

You will recall from my first post about Mum's outfit that I wasn't entirely happy with the sleeves and their complete lack of puff. I said that I would replace them if I had the time. I didn't have the time, but they bugged me enough that I ended up making new sleeves anyway. Here… Continue reading Progress on Mum’s 1890’s Plum Outfit Part II

Sewing · Victorian

Progress on Mum’s 1890s Plum Outfit

You've already seen the petticoats that I've made for my Dear Mama and since then I have been busy working away on more of her outfit. Here's a quick update on the progress I have made so far. Starting off with another undergarment, I have made Mum a chemise to wear under everything. I used… Continue reading Progress on Mum’s 1890s Plum Outfit