Tag Archives: Regency

JAFA sewing weekend

Lauren and Katie came up from Canberra – a 10-hour drive – for four days of JAFA sewing at the end of February. Emily was in town, too, and she joined us for the first two days. Not many photos … 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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Lauren’s plans for JAFA 2016

JAFA this year is coming up very quickly… There’s now only 3 months left, and there’s quite a number of things to do already. My plans at this stage are as follows: For SO: Day wear outfit Shirt (almost done) … Continue reading

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JAFA 2016 Planning

Very little sewing occurred in the last few months of 2015. A difficult book and a book deadline, and about two months spent in Canberra with my mother’s illness and death definitely pushed sewing well down the priority list. But … Continue reading

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Cotton Sari Gown

This is another catch-up post – a dress I made and wore at the Jane Austen Festival in Canberra in April. Fabric: a ‘vintage’ cotton blend sari, with trailing machine-embroidered flowers, that I purchased on eBay for the grand sum … 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 1 – Frankenstays Addendum

Back in my post on 1st Feb I reported on my latest failure in stay-making. I am now happy to say that I have some much better-fitting stays! The problems I’ve had with stay-making include: I’m nowhere near a standard … 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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ARRC Fashion Parade

At the recent Australian Romance Readers Convention in Canberra, a few of us who are interested in Regency costume – plus some friends we dragged in! – put on a short fashion parade. Jennifer KLoester, who has written a fantastic … Continue reading

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Historical Sew Monthly Challenge 1: Foundations

In which Bron finds the challenge in ‘challenge’ . . . When the Historical Sew Monthly Challenge 2015, hosted by Leimomi aka The Dreamstress, was announced in December, I was very pleased to see that Challenge 1 is Foundations. I’ve … Continue reading

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