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JAFA 2017 Planning

With the Jane Austen Festival Australia now less than four months away, it’s time for some serious planning! Dresses from previous years I can wear again: Muslin front-opening dress and Blue damask open robe Light aqua cotton sari dress Navy/teal … Continue reading

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Historical Sew Monthly 2016 – Lauren

So I plan to work on a large number of things this year. I’ve completed my wish list, and it is much much longer than I will be able to complete by April (and includes far too many items of … Continue reading

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A (hurried) linen cap

Because I had a humungous book deadline just before the RWA presentation in August, I didn’t have¬†a lot of spare time to sew, so I was madly finishing off the costume at the conference – sewing on a borrowed machine … Continue reading

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Short stays and chemise

I used the Regency Underthings pattern from Sense and Sensibility¬†to make a linen chemise and short stays for the RWA presentation in August. The chemise pattern was very good, with detailed instructions for hand-sewing flat-felled seams. I thoroughly enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Making historical costumes

Welcome to my new website. I’ve had a long interest in historical textiles and costumes but other than an Honours thesis on 18th century British worsted textiles, I haven’t pursued my interests in a concerted way. Much of my time … Continue reading

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