I really should have written this post last year but I found that I neither had the time or the motivation to do so. But, this is a new year and I am in a much better state of mind so here we go. If you can't remember Part I, here it is. Last year… Continue reading The Aubergine Part II
Is it really time to be making plans for the new year already? I suppose it is, and, with what I learned from my overabundance of projects in 2018, I hope that my list is not so long or as time-consuming. Sewing Plans I'm trying not to get too carried away with my sewing plans… Continue reading Plans for 2019
You've already seen the petticoats that I've made for my Dear Mama and since then I have been busy working away on more of her outfit. Here's a quick update on the progress I have made so far. Starting off with another undergarment, I have made Mum a chemise to wear under everything. I used… Continue reading Progress on Mum’s 1890s Plum Outfit
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!
After (nearly) experiencing costume burnout while making my Bastille Dress the last thing that I felt like doing this year was taking on another 'big' project. I certainly did not want to make anymore trim for several months! Back in March I picked up some half price taffeta in plum and eggplant, with plans of… Continue reading The Aubergine Part 1
Last year, the local French Society's Bastille Day Masquerade and Dinner presented a rare opportunity to travel further back in time than the Victorian era. Not having a dress of my own to wear I was fortunate that Liane had a spare that I could borrow. Afterwards, I started thinking about attempting my own and… Continue reading The Bastille Dress
As always when starting a new silhouette one needs to start from the skin out. So, for my first foray into the Eighteenth Century, that's where I started. Rather boldly too, in lolly pink. After all, who says that underwear has to be boring? I used the American Duchess Simplicity pattern 8162 for the stays… Continue reading Pretty Pink Panniers and Stays
Since 2017 went so well for me I'm not really sure that I can top it...but, since I had no idea how well that year would play out for me then 2018 is full of possibilities and I find that quite exciting. So... what is 2018 going to look like, event-wise? While I hope to… Continue reading Goals for 2018