Thursday, April 26, 2012

Well, howdy!

Pretty much overnight, I've hit 201 followers! Yikes! Thanks to Lauren and Lauren M for sharing my bicycling outfit! I'm seriously blown away by the response it's received... For those who asked, I used the Laughing Moon pattern as a base, but did some serious tweaking to the fit to make it more tailored, and draped my own collar. It went together very easily and quickly, and I recommend the pattern!

So hello to all my new readers! I hope you enjoy reading and seeing what I'm working on. You can expect a lot of 18th century things in the next few months while I'm preparing for/working at my internship in the dressmaker's shop at Colonial Williamsburg. Not that I won't try to squeeze in some other eras in there as well... ;-)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

1890s Bloomer Bicycle Outfit

While I'm procrastinating on my paper, I thought I'd share some pictures of the 1890s bloomer outfit I made for a research project I presented today. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Recipe for a Wedding Gown

I can't show you the actual design of the dress, because I don't know how to keep my fiance from seeing it here! But here's a sneak peek at some inspiration images, and the materials I've gathered...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Once more, with feeling!

I think I goofed up my last post--none of the pictures were coming up! Sorry about that! Let's try that again...

These are pictures from part two of my Regency weekend. You can see the whole album here:

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

1812 High Necked Gown

This gown was entirely stitched by hand, including the corded ruffle. A scalloped veil and antique parasol complete the outfit. You can see pictures from the event on Flickr:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Bit More Bling

Last week, I spruced up my 1560s gown for the Duke's Ball held by my university's Renaissance Festival club. It was lots of fun, and I enjoyed getting to bring out a gown I don't get to wear very often! It doesn't look much different from last time, but it has much nicer metal cord around the hem of the skirt and at the neckline and cuffs.