The Pink Polonaise Jacket - A Few Construction Notes and Pictures

May 27, 2012 - comments
Since I was on a tight deadline when I made this dress, I didnt document much of the process. However, I can share a few pictures and notes on how I made it.
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Put a Cap On It!

May 22, 2012 - comments
I'm going to break down my latest outfit into a couple posts, starting with my first 18th century cap! I know, how can I have been making 18th century stuff for 8 years and never make a cap? Well, until very recently, I thought they were a bit dorky. Then I borrowed a friend's and realized that they could be cute!
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Time Traveling in the English Countryside

May 14, 2012 - comments
Recently, my husband and I were lucky enough to take a two week trip to England and Paris. Even better, I was able to visit my dear friend Megan and we enjoyed a day of dress up at a nearby English country estate, Kedleston Hall, followed by tea and gambling at Megan’s. We were joined by Megan’s mom and a couple of her local friends. Read more...

The Epic Titanic Dinner Report

April 13, 2012 - comments

Last weekened I had the pleasure of attending an Edwardian dinner party. It was such a wonderful trip that I don’t know where to begin. Imagine a road trip with good friends, lots of last minute sewing and party prep, and finally an amazing 13 course meal surrounded by old and new friends. It will definitely be a highlight of my costuming life!

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Up Next - Polonaise Jacket Inspiration

March 30, 2012 - comments
Now that I'm finished with my Titanic dinner outfits, I can focus on my next project - a pink striped polonaise jacket from the 1780s.

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