Italian Nightgown Progress

September 26, 2014 - comments
Progress on my new 1780s Italian nightgown has been steady but slow. We are in the middle of remodeling our kitchen, plus I decided to hand sew the entire thing, meaning I have very little to show for the past month.  But the dress is coming together beautifully, and I couldn’t be more pleased.
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The Bum Shop

September 5, 2014 - comments
Before I could start patterning my new 1780s gown, I needed a new and improved skirt support. Read more...

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Moving On – The Italian Nightgown

August 15, 2014 - comments
With Costume College over, it’s time to start prepping for my next event. Read more...

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The Navy Figured Spencer and Green Bonnet

August 10, 2014 - comments
My original plan for the Costume College Ice Cream Social was to join in on the Game of Thrones fun. I had a Margaery Tyrell inspired costume planned and even started when I ran into trouble. My perfectly fitted pattern didn’t translate into a perfectly fitted bodice, and while the costume isn’t a total loss, it needs work. More work and mental energy than I had time for with a deadline looming.
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Filed under: 1790s, 1800s

Costume College 2014

August 9, 2014 - comments
I’m home from my annual pilgrimage to southern California. Not only did I spend a lovely weekend at Costume College, I also extended my vacation to explore some more around L.A. I have fun things to share from both the Getty Villa and the Getty Center, as well as the Huntington Library. Also, I may have bought more fabric. Oops. But first, Costume College! Read more...

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