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 · 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

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Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations 2019: Part I

Last month I made my annual journey to Oamaru for the Victorian Heritage Celebrations and, as always, I had a fantastic time. I got to catch up with and spend time with friends and acquaintances that I’ve made over the years, and made new friends. I successfully organised and presented the Historical Fashion Show for… Continue reading Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations 2019: Part I