Here we go again, another sewing project completed

Tweet So I told you yesterday that I would post photos of my newest completed sewing project. My 1909 ‘Beatrix’ Jacket, made from a pattern found HERE at Sense & Sensibility (gosh, I do so love their patterns!). I have long wanted to make a jacket like this, it is such a pretty and elegant one I think. I made the ‘Beatrix’ Skirt a couple of years ago, (and I’ve worn it a lot!) but never got around to ordering the jacket pattern and making that. Not until now. I must say that I am highly pleased with this project! … Continue reading

Getting to work on my reticule

Tweet I’m finally about to start working on my Regency reticule! I went into town today to get some material for it. I had in mind some kind of cream colored silk… Yeah sure I was going to find that in Katrineholm! No, I honestly thought I would find it. But…. no. So I made the decision that I will use a brown silk that I’ve already got here at home instead. Doesn’t sound quite as fun I think, but honestly though, I think it might look really nice in the end. Cream (white possibly) and brown were my only … Continue reading

118 Cravats!

Tweet Aren’t cravats cool? Since I began watching period dramas I have not only become used to, but also learned to really like cravats. I think they look very elegant! 😉 My sister found a film on youtube recently called The Cravat in Period Drama. It’s 10 minutes with just pictures of different cravats! Really neat! My sister and I had a lot of fun watching it, and trying to see which film all the pictures were from before the text came up and told you. We did get quite a few right. Alright, I admit, you do have to … Continue reading

Step into my rose garden

Tweet One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. – Dale Carnegie God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. – J. M. Barrie Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. – Alphonse Kerr The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious … Continue reading

Another book review – “Just Jane”

Tweet This is the other book I ordered a while back. And I finished this one too a couple of days ago. Just Jane is a novel, by Nancy Moser, about the life of Jane Austen. It spans the years from when Jane was about 17 or something, till the year before she died. Most of the people, events and things in the book are based on fact. And I would say that the author seems to have done her research thoroughly. But of course, since it is a novel, not every little thing in it is true. I must … Continue reading

Getting things ready for September!

Tweet This year at the Jane Austen Festival, there is going to be an attempt to gain a place in Guinness World Records with “largest gathering of people in Regency costume”. The attempt will take place on the first day of the festival, right after the grand Regency Promenade. And of course I am planning to be a part of that! There are certain requirements put down by the people at Guinness World Records (I think), as to what you have to wear. The rules are as follows: 1, All participants must be fully dressed in Regency costume outfit. 2, … Continue reading

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