If you're apart of the S&S board, you probably would have seen that yesterday, something that I have thought much about, and have wanted for a lengthy time, finally arrived in the mail --
Many well-respected seamstress/costumers have highly recommended Jane Arnold's Patterns of Fashion books, and I finally bought one of them! =) The one I got is like the above ... dating from 1660 to 1860. In there, it shows you real examples of clothing worn in that time frame with actual patterns in there! Of course, they are majorly scaled down, but with a "one square = one inch" format, and with some trial & error muslins, just imagine all the things you could make!! =D
And then earlier this week, I found out that my "highly looked-up to and admired seamstress and friend" Amanda has designed more Edwardian patterns! What's great about these too is that they are download-able! I can hardly wait to get started on a dress one of these patterns! I'm envisioning a Kimono Dress & Crossover Bodice Overdress made in a cheery butter-yellow. Hmm, now I'll have to find some yellow lace fabric and trim...
Well, I have a couple things on my sewing table that I'd like to work on this weekend that include the last of the peasant shirts, some aprons, a 1930's bed-jacket, a linen Regency robe, and possibly a late 18th century gown. Obviously I won't get them ALL done, but I need to start somewhere so I'm off until next time!
Here's the Alabama Chanin Wrap Dress
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