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!
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
Sewing for the 1890s when you're used to the 1880s bustle silhouette is quite a change. There's no 'scaffolding' to change the shape... right? Well, sorry Shakira, but thanks to the awesome extant garment known as the Scott Hip Pad, and the loveliness of yet another stranger, my 1890s hips are definitely lying. I was… Continue reading The Scott Hip Pad