The Millionth Spotty Dress of 2011

December 29, 2011 - comments

How many polka dot dresses does one girl need? Well, if you are me, about a million! Before Christmas I started a new mid-1790s white gown. My old one is covered in brown stains, the casualty of a leak in my costume closet (but thankfully one of the few casualties), so it was time for a new one! This time I picked a spotted cotton from the stash that I had originally earmarked for a summer bustle gown. The fabric has raised dots but I choose to use the back side for a more subtle look. Read more...

Filed under: 1790s

Pink and Cream Mitts

December 27, 2011 - comments
Now that the holiday madness is over, I can get back to talking about sewing! Earlier this month I finished another pair of 18th century mitts, this time made with cream silk satin and decorated with light pink embroidery.

Filed under: 1770s: accessories

Cream Spotty Bodice and Peplum Construction

December 10, 2011 - comments
Here are some construction details and more pictures!

Cream Early Bustle Underskirt and More Project Plans

December 10, 2011 - comments
Here are some individual pictures of the underskirt for my cream spotty outfit, complete with cat!

Cream Spotty Outfit

December 9, 2011 - comments
I haven’t posted the progress here, but my cream spotty outfit is nearly finished! Read more...

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