Despite my lack of appearance on the blog, I have been sewing. I figured you all wouldn't want updates for every and every item that I add to my etsy shop, and so while I added an apron and 3 peasant shirts I decided to remain silent. =) Other than an occasional apron or two to be added, I will probably be done sewing for the shop for awhile.
Right now I am working on my sundress. I made a muslin (ie, a test bodice), made some alterations to it, and have cut into my fabric. Just yesterday I picked up the needed red essentials for it and this morning I have been trying to figure out how to draft the skirt. I'm using several patterns as a "base" and then will go from there. Hopefully by this evening it will be completed, that is, provided I have no interruptions and decide to not watch Jane Eyre for the 3rd or 4th time this week. (I just love Jane's simple gowns! I'm guessing the era is 1850's or thereabouts?)
I can hardly wait to get back into Regency sewing. I miss doing some historically inspired clothing and have some fun ideas up my sleeve that I'd like to try before I go back to MI. Try to imagine no sewing machine for 3 months and then you'll understand why I'm in the sewing room quite frequently these days! =)
Here's the Alabama Chanin Wrap Dress
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