Thursday, August 30, 2007
Our prices are now at rock-bottom price*, unless Erin says to keep marking down.
*Meaning, the price is at or below what we paid for just the fabric and notions to make the garment.
A lovely vintage collar would fit perfect inside my shirtwaist, and it would even resemble the larger picture on the actual pattern!
I was quite pleased with how it looked, so I slipped my Folkwear Prairie Skirt on Arabella, and snapped a picture. Next time I will have a 1909 black linen skirt with a train, made for a period correct look.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
I have discovered that with vintage patterns, I usually have to buy a pattern a size or two larger than what I wear, and so when I saw the size of this one, I knew it was meant for me. =)
And so, here is a brief picture for you all of how it is coming along:
Monday, August 27, 2007
It's this one, and while I don't care much the short-sleeve version of it, the long sleeve version is ok (I could even put in my own) and I really like the flowy graceful "air" about it. The only drawback would be the neckline, but I could add an inset.
Hmm, do I get it or let is pass? =) Maybe I'll stick to watching a vintage nightgown pattern...
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Oh and to let the curious know, I have decided to keep this just a sewing blog.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Erin also lowered the price of her CD's down to $13 for the time being, so if you are interested you may want to purchase yours now before she puts it back up to the original price!
And just out of curiosity, would my readers prefer it if I were to keep this a sewing blog, or would you like to see everyday-life thoughts, and pictures here too? I could make a separate blog here on blogger, but I already have a LiveJournal (it's friends only for people I know well) and don't really wish to have another one.
Oh, and would I have any lurkers here at all? When there is an average of over 40 people who visit my blog, there must be a few people that I wouldn't know! I know I've heard from some ladies from the Sense & Sensibility sewing forum, who have "de-lurked" but are there any others out there that would like to introduce themselves, or at least say hi with a name? =) I promise I won't bite you! =)
Saturday, August 18, 2007
She was so excited, and is hoping that he'll buy some CD's now to sell at his online store of Old Christian Music. I guess they've have some issues to deal with with copyrighted songs, or something so the guy hasn't updated his store for awhile.
It is always sad to tear apart things (this summer Erin took apart a long time favorite nightgown that we had for ::cough:: 10 years) but then we can make patterns off them, and make many more just like it.
Does anyone else do that or are we just odd? =)
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
I have however been rummaging through our "attic" (ie, our storage room in the basement) and came across a few historical things that I threw into a plastic bag for good riddence, but Arabella seems like them! =) I didn't take the time to iron prior to taking pictures, so please pardon the wrinkles!
This is my Gibson Girl Blouse along with an altered prairie skirt that is very flared (I could probable wear a hoop skirt with it!). Two different eras, but they seem to suit each other:
And look what I found at an antique/flea market yesterday! For $5, I couldn't pass it up when I usually see them for over $20. I have always admired the the cameo brooches on the Anne movies, Road to Avonlea, and other such films.:
Then I pulled out my unfinished blouse from the Romantic era. The fabric is slippery, silky and ... shall I say ... not fun to work with! But I like the style and collar, so that is on my table now to finish up.
And now for the project that I'm currently working on: a swimsuit! I bought the pattern online, and it looks like it would go together very easy, but I'm having problems with the elastic around the neckline sticking out:
The pattern is from Fashionably Modest Patterns, so would any of you ladies know what I'm doing wrong here, providing that is, you've also made a swimsuit from the pattern? Advice anyone? I keep re-reading the directions and I am 95% sure that I've done it right. You never know with me though ... I learn better by being taught more than I would by reading a pattern or manual. =)
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Vision Forum, head on over to Crystal's blog! She's also throwing in a bunch of great CD's too, for free!
In other news, I have decided to list my Regency dress on ebay. As much as I love it and want it, I don't need it. If I had special events to wear it to, I'd keep it, but unfortunately I don't.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
It will have a rounded scooped neckline, long taperd sleeves with fabric ties (I've seen on both P&P films that they would use fabric ties on the sleeves, down at the wrist) and a usual buttoned-back bodice. I'm still trying to decide if I want the back skirts to be gathered or pleated.
The other feature that I'll make to go with this, for extra modesty sake if I wear it in public/around men) is a chemisette pronounced: shugh-meez-zett that will look like this.
I'll post pictures once it is completed.
Friday, August 03, 2007
Per request, I donned my 1914 dress this morning completed with a vintage straw hat, boots (they are more of the Victorian era and not Edwardian, but oh well), my sister's vintage gloves, and a book from the 1910-1920's called "Daisy." All pictures are clickable.