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Feb. 8th, 2017


The spark is back

I had such a wonder time this weekend.

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Jan. 31st, 2017


Real world clothes

I've been shopping for a few weeks for a dress for a wedding. But I can't find anything that I like. I think I want to try to make one. And since rennisance fabric is having a sale, I'm taking that as a sign. I've never made modern clothes before. Any advice? Patterns to try?

Oct. 29th, 2016



Usually I try to rest between big projects, but this time I went right back into it. I'm almost done a red wool regency dress for the pumpkin tea. That should be done in a day or two.
And I'm still up in the air about the ball gown. I tried on my 1860s gown to see if it still fits, and it does. It's ideal for the dickens ball, it's red and Christmasy. But I'm not excited for it like I am for the Edwardian. I found readymade corsets from red threaded. It's more than I would normally spend, but it might be worth it. The dress would be a stash project. I could get it done in time if I keep it simple. Should I strike while the creative irons hot? Or take the easy, safe road?

Oct. 25th, 2016


Post party plotting

After every event I'm usually inspired to make the next big thing, and this time is no different. Unfortunately, I have no occasion to wear my new dream dress. I want an Edwardian ball gown, I even have the inspiration and fabric for it. But I can't think of where I'd wear it in the next year. I don't do cons anymore. Could I sneak it into the new castle ball? Could I make an s- curve corset and gown in five weeks? This is a new era, so I'd need to start from scratch from the inside out.

Oct. 5th, 2016



I think I'm done my masquerade dress. The little one was home sick today, so I finished sewing the seqins on. I had issues with the closures, so I replaced the buttons with eyelets to lace up.
Then I need to replace the corset, it's way too long in the back, making certain activities impossible to do. Hopefully it won't take too long. I ironed the fabric and cut it out last night. Tonight I'll try to set the busk and sew the back channels. Then tomorrow I can insert the eyelets.

Sep. 27th, 2016


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Why doesn't this look like it did in my head?

Aug. 28th, 2016


Why isn't it Halloween yet?

I'm done with summer. I want sweaters and boots and the entire world to go goth. It's almost September, why isn't the Halloween stuff out?
I've been using all my free time to work on my new gown. It's going to be made of black satin, black chiffon, black beeds, black seqins, and black embroidery on grey taffeta ( to add some color 😀). I've finished putting the sequins on the chiffon, now I have to concentrate on the embroidery.

Aug. 27th, 2016


Long time, no post

I'm way over due for s post. Let's see... The last thing I was at was the Allaire barn dance, which was in the visitors center and not bythe barn as we hoped. I finished my 1830s dress. It's made of blue taffeta( dyed by me) with rose appliqués sewn along the skirt as in the fashion plates. Even though the dance wasn't what I expected, I still had a wonderful time.

Aug. 11th, 2016



Beads are expensive. $8 for a 6 in string! Does anyone have a source for cheap beads?

Jul. 21st, 2016


Why do I suck at this

My corset has been going so well till I went to try it on. I accedenyly put an extra eyelet on one side, the eyelets are ripping up my laces, and the busk came out when I fastened it. So I top stitched it back in( it was the only way with out taking apart the whole thing ). I put glue around the metal eyelets to hopefully smooth it ou so it stops tearing. And I don't know what to do about the extra besides ignore it. Oh well, hopefully it will be done this weekend. Then on to the fun stuff.

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