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

Events · Victorian

Heritage Celebrations with a Twist Part II

You'll recall from Part 1 of this tale that I made mention of me organising the Historical Fashion Show that was part of the Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations. For so long it was something that was so far away but, all of a sudden, I not only found myself at the Heritage Celebrations but awakening… Continue reading Heritage Celebrations with a Twist Part II

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