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HSM8 – Pattern: Hand-sewn day dress

This is somewhat late for the Historical Sew Monthly August challenge, but I did have good intentions of getting it done in time! Challenge details are below. I didn’t exactly start out to hand-sew an entire dress. This was supposed … Continue reading

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HSM Challenge 2 – Drawstring dress with pleats

My new drawstring, block-print, 1790s round gown is finished, and I’m very happy with it. My progress post from a few days ago explained my planning – an adaptation of the Sense and Sensibility drawstring dress pattern. I’d made a block-print … Continue reading

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Block print round gown progress

The second dress I made last year was a block print dress using the Sense and Sensibility draw-string dress pattern. I followed the pattern as written pretty much, although I did lengthen the back a little and add a waistband. … Continue reading

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HSM8: Heritage and Heirlooms – 1908 Chemise

I’m way behind on the Historical Sew Monthly challenges, but I have (finally) completed the one for August: Heritage and Heirlooms. Okay, so it’s only one layer of an overall project, but the layer is done, and the project fits the … Continue reading

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Blue wrap dress redo

I actually did this back in March, but things were frantic before the Jane Austen Festival, and illness and other distractions have meant I haven’t caught up with blogging! I made the dress last year, for the workshop Beverley Eikli and … Continue reading

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HSM Challenge 3 – Regency cap from stash

The Historical Sew Monthly 2015 Challenge for March is Stashbusting: Make something using only fabric, patterns, trims & notions that you already have in stash. I’m still working on my blue satin spencer for February’s Challenge (Blue), but I have managed to … Continue reading

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A Chemisette and an afternoon tea

I actually finished this chemisette a few weeks ago, and was able to show it when I invited some of my friends who are also planning to go to the Jane Austen Festival over for an afternoon tea. The chemisette … Continue reading

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1815 Promenade dress and ruff

I’ve decided on my first outfit for the Jane Austen Festival in April. I’ll be basing most of my wardrobe on fashion plates from 1815 – although I may also do a late Georgian gown for the Friday night Georgian … Continue reading

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