Friday, November 30, 2012

Holiday Hiatus

Hello readers!

I just wanted to let you know that things are going to get really quiet over here until January... I am working on some labor-intensive but super boring projects, so I won't have any fun pictures to post. The biggest one is hand quilting Mike's quilt for Christmas! I pieced the top last Christmas, so he's had to wait a whole year for this thing... I also hope to finish the embellishment on my wedding gown and be able to move on to actual construction. But once January gets going, I will again have fun historical clothing pics to share. :) 


I know I haven't talked about this here, but I have changed the embellishment for my wedding gown. Embroidering on the silk gauze is just about IMPOSSIBLE, so I had to think of something else if I didn't want to drive myself absolutely bonkers. Inspired by the following 1790s portrait, I am now sewing literally thousands of real silver spangles onto the silk gauze (SO much easier!). Here's also an updated illustration of the gown itself. 






ETA: Plus a picture of Mike's quilt! It's based on this quilt, among others like it: 
http://www.quiltmuseum.org.uk/collections/heritage/all/198-1840/late-18th-century-simple-frame-quilt.html



3 comments:

Amy said...

Ooh, lovely quilt! And even lovelier embellishment. You are going to have a gorgeous wedding gown.

lahbluebonnet said...

The gown is going to be beautiful! I have a quilt that I need to start for my son.
Laurie

An Historical Lady said...

Beautiful gown, and lucky Mike!
Mary
http://anhistoricallady.blogspot.com