Photoshoots · Victorian

Blueberry Dress Photoshoot: Ball Dress Edition

Continuing on with my photoshoot at Clachanburn Gardens posts, I now bring you some of the photos of the Ball Dress variation. Unfortunately we were starting to lose the light so didn't end up with as many as I would have liked (I never seem to get many photos of my ball dresses...) Regardless, here… Continue reading Blueberry Dress Photoshoot: Ball Dress Edition

Photoshoots · Victorian

Blueberry Dress Photoshoot: Day Edition

A year ago I visited Clachanburn Gardens to photograph my Blueberry Dress and, for some reason, I never actually posted the photos here on my blog. I know, slack, right? Well, it's time to remedy that and share them with you now. Better late than never, after all 😉 Clachanburn Gardens are in the Maniototo,… Continue reading Blueberry Dress Photoshoot: Day Edition

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

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