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

Events · Victorian

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

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