Tag Archives: Regency

Muslin round gown and open robe

I cut out the muslin gown months ago, but ran out of time to finish it before JAFA in April. I’ve used the same adaptation of the Sense and Sensibility drawstring dress that I summarised here, and which I also … Continue reading

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JAFA 2017 – finally!

We went. We had a great, flat-out, full-on time. We didn’t take many photos – and yes, it’s taken me almost 6 months to blog about it! Life just gets in the way of costuming . . . and it … Continue reading

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Counting down

It’s only a week until the Jane Austen Festival Australia starts. I’ve been flat out with another project for the past few months and only squeezing in JAFA sewing for a few hours here and there, but I’ve (mostly) cleared this next … Continue reading

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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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HSM10 – Heroes: Linen Apron

The Historical Sew Monthly Challenge for October is to make a garment inspired by our historical hero, or our historical costuming hero. I have so, so many heroes in historical costuming; from the very first Janet Arnold book I bought in the 1980s, through … Continue reading

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Drop-front dress

I made this drop-front dress for Lauren, for a photo-shoot for potential cover-images for a novella I’m writing. As I had to make most of it without fitting her – we live 800km apart – I used the S&S Elegant … Continue reading

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Regency Narrow Fall Breeches

The second thing on my man’s wardrobe list was a pair of breeches. Again, they were 90% finished back in February, but have been waiting on the last few buttonholes for completion. I used the Laughing Moon Mercantile Pattern #127, … Continue reading

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Ball dress

Back in 2014, when I first started planning to attend JAFA 2015, I bought two saris from amazon.com – new ones, not vintage, and artificial silk, not the real stuff. My budget doesn’t stretch far, and I didn’t want to … Continue reading

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A Man’s Shirt

The first priority for the JAFA outfits is my SO’s entire outfit. First of which is always a shirt. His shirt will be a bleached pure linen shirt, as he wants me to aim for historical accuracy where possible. I … 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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