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

After a looong time… my latest Regency ballgown. And shoes….

Tweet A long time ago I said I would do a post about my most recent ballgown, the one I made for year 2011’s Jane Austen festival. Well, took me some time to get around to posting it. But I felt I should do it, soon I’ll start making new things and it won’t do to wait even longer! 😛 Taking pictures of a dress like this in the snow was cold. VERY cold!  When I was going to Bath and knew I would be attending three balls in the course of one week (ah, those were the days!) I … Continue reading

After much talk here it is; my Victorian corset!

Tweet At long last I have at last gotten around to taking some pictures of my much talked of corset. My vision at first was to get some duchesse satin for my corset, in a white or cream color. That was my dream. It did however prove hard to find duchesse. None of the shops that I went into had it, the only place where I found it was online. However when I saw the price of it I quickly re-evaluated how important it was to me and came to the conclusion that that dream will keep. I shall make … Continue reading

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to….

Tweet ….my SEWING ROOM!!!! That’s right, I have a new sewing room! Or sewing ‘studio’ as I like to call it. Up till this point I have done all of my sewing in a part of the dining room that I have taken over as mine. I had a table with my sewing machines on and then I had the rest of my sewing stuff in other parts of the house; my fabrics in a wardrobe upstairs, other sewing equipment in two different places in the house, ironboard stored away…. So doing something is always a big project. And I … Continue reading

40’s dress! :D

Tweet I’ve got another sewing project to share with you now. My 40’s dress! 🙂 I bought the wonderful Sense & Sensibility Swing Dress Pattern a few years back, as my sister was in need of a 40’s dress for an event that she was attending. And ever since I made that one for her I have thought that sooner or later I would like to make one for myself as well. It’s such a pretty style, and (as I keep reminding everyone) it is also a style that, whilst still historic, can be used for more everyday occasions than … Continue reading

A very random post of this and that

Tweet So my dear friends, today I sit down at the computer with absolutely no idea of what I am going to write. I have no plan for this post, only the feeling that it is time I write something. So I cannot tell you where this will lead to. There, I’ve given you fair warning now, so let us proceed. I do believe that at long last we have left winter behind us. It has been the most gorgeous and splendid winter you could possibly imagine! Since October the ground has been covered in a thick layer of glittering … Continue reading

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