Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 Sewing Year In Review

I was a TERRIBLE blogger this year! It's just so much easier to share pictures on my Facebook page and Instagram, and I haven't had it in me to do any serious construction or research posts. Hopefully that will change this year!

Even with my continuing wrist and thumb issues, I sewed a bunch of things in 2017. The biggest project was my embroidered Regency gown, which I never got pictures of in France! Hopefully that will change at the 12th Night dinner this Saturday, if it doesn't get canceled due to snow... Being part of the imperial court at Malmaison was a dream come true, but definitely used a lot of my sewing mojo. I haven't been able to get in a good groove since then although I still made many little things after that.

So without further ado, here's what I made in 2017:

*1860s half mourning dress

*1560s gown, kirtle, partlet with ruff, cuffs, and hood (This needs a new hood and a photo shoot with the ruff and cuffs properly ironed!)

*Late 1770s stays

*Bernhardt early 19th century stays

*Madder-dyed wool petticoat with upperbodies

*The Embroidered Gown! 

 *1807 Ensemble for Malmaison: striped muslin gown, striped silk pelisse, organdy chemisette, bonnet, and a new shift

*Dimity gown, checked linen apron, and striped linen petticoat

*Dark fairy/witch/Hecate/Halloween gown

*1918 outfit

 *1840s Cloak

 *1860s corset and drawers

*Black silk mantle and pink silk petticoat

*Green silk calask and cream wool mitts


Myrthe said...

I've really enjoyed following your work the past year (luckily I do have Facebook and instagram ;) ), and it's great so see an overview like this. A very impressive set of projects, and the diversity of pieces is very inspiring!

Historical Ken said...

Each photo reminds me of a painting.

Megan Tischner said...

Shout out to mid-90s American Girl Dolls! I had a Felicity, so I have a lot of love for that blue ball gown. Also, any day that an American Girl Doll catalog showed up in the mail was a good one!
Anyways, your work is amazing. The Halloween gown also caught my eye!

The Quintessential Clothes Pen said...

You managed to accomplish quite a bit in the last year! I love the peak at your embroidered gown. I hope you'll share more of that and the other Malmaison ensemble. The calash is also fabulous!!! Happy new year!


frenchcreavintage said...

Very nice work
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Oscar Fernandez said...

Absolutely gorgeous dresses.

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