The Unmentionables

Tweet Hello! I hope you’re all having a lovely Saturday! I’m having a relaxed morning at home, got up and made some scones when I woke up (they turned out so so) and ate them in bed with a cup of English Breakfast tea and a light and easy to read chick-lit.  I’m alone home for the weekend so might go out and meet up with a friend this afternoon.m This week at school has been busy, we’re working on skirt supports (aka hoops, panniers, bustles etc.) right now and one thing I can say for sure, they are big … Continue reading

New sewing project; Regency fall-front trousers

Tweet As I said in the end of my last post I have a new sewing project to share! A pair of Regency gentleman’s fall-front trousers. As I also said in my last post my boyfriend has just moved over here to Sweden and these trousers were for him. I haven’t really introduced him to you all before but I think it is time I do so, you will be seeing and hearing alot about him in the future on this blog. His name is Andrew and he is from New Zealand, hence the reason we haven’t met for a … Continue reading

Downton Abbey dresses at the Hallwyl Museum in Stockholm

Tweet I have mentioned Downton Abbey here on my blog quite a few times before, I just love that series! So it was with great excitement I first heard the news that the Hallwyl Museum in Stockholm would be putting on an exhibition with dresses from it! The Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet) is, for those who haven’t been to Stockholm and visited it, a turn of the century (last century that is, so end of 1800s beginning of 1900s) house which has been turned into a museum. I say house, but it’s more like a little palace right in the … Continue reading

Step by step how I made my Regency hat

Tweet The second part of my outfit was the hat. And I shall make a confession now as to how I made that one… First of all, I really wanted a HAT for this outfit. Not a bonnet. I will admit something to you here, I’m not actually a massive fan of Regency bonnets. There are some that I like sure, but in general I have to say they are not my favorite thing. And for this outfit I thought a more hat-like headwear would be more appropriate anyway. So, I started looking around for ideas and inspirationl. Searched the … Continue reading

Pelisse with military inspired trimming

Tweet I haven’t been posting alot of sewing projects on here for a while, but I’ll change that by writing about the outift I made and wore for this years Jane Austen festival. Wearing my new outfit in Bath I’ve had a plan in the back of my head for a long time now of making myself a pelisse, a wool pelisse with military inspired trims and decoration. For some reason I have kept putting it off, but now the time had come to make something of my idea. With most of the things I have made I have looked … Continue reading

My Lizzie Bennet dress

Tweet I’ve made a new Regency dress! I know… some of you may be thinking, “this is the second one this summer, did she really need another dress?” well, perhaps not, but I wanted one! I bought the fabric for this dress months ago, and before then I’d already had my eye on it for quite a while. You know the dress Elizabeth Bennet wears in the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice, a white, rather sheer dress with stripes (also white), elbowlenght sleeves and little tucks at the hem? She wears it on lots of occasions, when she first visits … Continue reading

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