Dunkirk and 40’s attire…

Tweet Last weekend me and Andrew went to see Dunkirk at the movies. But you know how it is, when you are a reenactor, you can’t just go see a historic movie without any fuss done about it. So of course we had to dress up for it! A few weeks ago Andrew discovered that an Australian reenactor aquaintance of his had also moved here to Sweden (!), and now lived only about an hour away from us! Reenactors being few and far between in the part of the country that we are in we went and visited them (him and … Continue reading

When the local library surprises you

Tweet Sometimes you get pleasantly surprised by little towns and things they can offer. The other day I popped into the library on my way to work to pick up a book, and hidden away in a corner was a lovely large display of historical clothes and dolls! Katrineholm’s library IS on a whole a very nice one, especially for the size of the town it is in, but finding an exhibit like this there was still a surprise! The collection was owned by a lady (Elin was her name) who lived from 1890 till 1962 and was very active … Continue reading

My outfits are finally done! This is what they looked like on the catwalk!

Tweet Ok finallay, after a whole school year of sewing a couple of days ago it was time for the end of year show and catwalk. I’ve already mentioned this coming up, and it was a very stressful week leading up to it, we had a different project (costumes for a big opera that we had been asked to make!) that needed to be completed in very short time. So it was a very full on week with long days. And then there was the catwalk!    We all had the choice between being part of the catwalk or have … Continue reading

Shirt, Breeches and a Waistcoat I am very proud of

Tweet To continue posting some of the stuff I have made for school. I have yet to show you any of the men’s things I have been sewing. This year of our course we are working on making two complete outfits, one man’s and one woman’s, so our time has been equally split between the two. Of course since we are making men’s clothes, and everyone in my class is female, we have to have a model to make them for. I am fortunate enough to not only have someone who is willing to put up with modelling for me … Continue reading

Opera in Georgian Costume

Tweet Before I start this post let me warn you right away that it will be very picture heavy! I have been wanting to write this for literally a year now, and am sad it has been so long in coming. I can’t remember if I ever mentioned last year that I was trying out a new era with my sewing, the Georgian era. I had been contemplating thsi for quite a while but you know how it is, it isn’t so quick and easy to just jump into a new era just like that, building up a complete outfit … Continue reading

“I’m one of those strange beasts who really likes a corset”

Tweet A belated MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all you wonderful people out there!! I hope you have all had a beautiful and blessed holiday however you spent it! I spent it with a couple of lovely weeks at home with my family. The day after we got home though the internet cut out on us and the rest of our neighbouring area, and remaind gone for the rest of our stay at home. So my plan of posting some updates on here didn’t work out. But now Andrew and I are back in Göteborg again for … Continue reading

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