Events · Places · Victorian

A Visit to Kate Sheppard House

Late last year, the Kate Sheppard House, the house where Kate Sheppard lived, and held meetings regarding the movement to win women the right to vote in New Zealand, was opened to the public. Naturally, of course, I was interested in visiting it, when I next had an opportunity to travel to Christchurch, though I… Continue reading A Visit to Kate Sheppard House

Sewing · Victorian

Progress on Mum’s 1890’s Plum Outfit Part II

You will recall from my first post about Mum's outfit that I wasn't entirely happy with the sleeves and their complete lack of puff. I said that I would replace them if I had the time. I didn't have the time, but they bugged me enough that I ended up making new sleeves anyway. Here… Continue reading Progress on Mum’s 1890’s Plum Outfit Part II

Sewing · Victorian

Progress on Mum’s 1890s Plum Outfit

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