What is historybounding? If you haven't heard of the trend taking the historical costuming community by storm, check out this video. Basically it is taking cues from historical fashion - any era that you like - and translating it into a more modern setting. For me, I love Victorian fashion, but a lot of the early… Continue reading Hello Historybounding: Thoughts and Petticoats
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
Petticoats are brilliant for creating a really good Victorian silhouette - no matter what decade/style era you're sewing. Two, or even three petticoats can take a skirt's shape from good to great. I recently made up two new petticoats for myself - another one for the 1890s, and a new 1880s petticoat with lovely organdy… Continue reading Petticoat Party!