Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Embracing the Crazy

It's things like working in the Margaret Hunter shop that make you look at something like this gown and say "I can do that..."

Check out the details of my new project here!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

1812 Lace Insertion Gown at Greenfield Village

This gown was a joy to wear, and I'm so happy with it! Here's just a few picture to tempt you with. To see all of the pictures, visit my Livejournal.

Friday, August 17, 2012

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

It was a really sad few days for me as my time in the shop came to a close... I just love all my new friends so much, and love being in the shop sewing and interpreting. And what a pleasure to be able to meet so many readers of this blog, and fellow bloggers Rebecca and Ashley from A Fashionable Frolick! It was really magical. But yesterday I had to pack up and come back to the land of the enchanted mitten to finish up my last year of school. Leaving behind my fiance and new friends was so hard, but I am really anxious to finish school, and excited to come back to Williamsburg next summer--permanently!-- to start the next chapter of my life!

Here is a flurry of pictures from my last day...

I am wearing a silk gown that I made, a cap that I made (that you might have seen at Costume College!), kerchief and elbow ruffles that I made, and playing around with a calash made by the shop.


Monday, August 6, 2012

Lace Insertion Spotted Swiss Gown

I patterned the bodice based on an original spotted muslin gown with lace insertion, owned by the Ohio Historical Society. I changed up the lace pattern a bit from the original, and added lace to the top of the bib. Everything is hand sewn. Now that the lace is done on the bib, I will start on the skirt.

 Front of bib:
Back of bib, with seams:
Back of bib, full:
 Front of bib, full:
 Bodice back: