Book Review - 'The Beau Monde'

December 19, 2013 - comments
One of my favorite parts of historical costuming is learning about the wider social history of a time period, exploring the who and why behind the clothing I'm recreating to get a better sense of its meaning, conscious or unconscious, to the wearer. Admittedly, I focus on the glittery world of the aristocracy and upper classes when recreating and researching my costumes. I make no excuses. I like shiny things.

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More Waistcoat Progress

December 13, 2013 - comments
The riding habit waistcoat is nearly complete! I've added the satin facing and finished all the handwork but I still can't decide what type of buttons I want. Deathshead buttons would be really neat but at heart I'm really a lazy seamstress and I'm not sure if I want to expend the energy making enough buttons for both the waistcoat and jacket. I think a practice button or two is needed before I decide.

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And I'm back!

December 4, 2013 - comments
In my last post I mentioned I had a busy few weeks coming up but I didnt anticipate just how busy I would be! I've had almost no time for sewing or blogging but I'm trying to back to to my sewing room and have some fun posts planned. Fingers crossed the holiday season doesnt kill me and I can follow through on my plans!

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Because One Project is Never Enough

October 9, 2013 - comments
I have enough on my plate at the moment, but I cant resist adding another project to my fall/winter project list.

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Golden Almond Stays

October 3, 2013 - comments
Look! I’ve actually been productive despite my lack of posts.

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Filed under: 1780s, 1780s: stays
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