Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Costuming Year in Review - 2013

The very last day of 2013 is a good time to look back, as so many of us have been doing this past week.  Here are the costumes I made and wore in 2013:

A Grand Panier that turned out to be too grand. | A pair of Regency half stays I ended up never wearing.
The "Green Acres" 1880 bustle gown. | My stab at a Titanic dress for our annual April tea
A 1950s red-white-and-blue sailor dress from a vintage pattern. | The 1920s "Little Jersey Dress" for Gatsby
A new Elizabethan doublet for Valhalla Renaissance Faire. | The 1790s Curtain-Along Dress, at Costume College.
My last project of 2013, the "Cafe Promenade" 1879 tea gown.
My wedding gown for October. | The "Angel Wing Bum" to go under my wedding gown petticoats.
The Lobster-Tail Bustle Project. | A new corset
A 1920s charmeuse slip to go under a beaded gown. | Some PANTS!
A 1950s Derby Day dress made from a vintage pattern. | My "Pierrot" Halloween costume.
It's surprising to look back and see everything - I thought I hadn't sewn so much this past year, but that's a lot of completed projects! I didn't include the UFO's, of course, and there were quite a few that were conceptualizes but never even started. Such is the way this hobby goes, at least for me. :-) Now on to 2014, and all the projects that will hold!

Happy New Year!!
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18 comments:

  1. The wedding gown and tea gowns are my favorites. How talented you are! Happy New Year!

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  2. You accomplished more in a year than most do in a decade!
    Gorgeous, wonderful, beautiful, divine.
    thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you! I feel like I'm so lazy sometimes! It's good to look back and realize just how much we've done in a year.

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  3. You inspired me to actually TRY to make a bustle dress and I ended up doing 2 during 2013!

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    1. Awesome! I'm so flattered that I was able to inspire you!

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  4. I Love all of them, But your wedding gown is my favorite. So beautiful

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  5. I reallly really adored that green acres dress! And of course the cafe promenade gown and your wedding dress! Let us hope the new year brings many lovely new dresses for us both!

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  6. Wow, that is a serious number of costumes you have made in one year. Very inspiring. My favorite is the Cafe Promenade tea gown. You are very much a chameleon, :-).

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  7. Such beautiful clothing. It inspires me to try to find time to sew clothing again along with the quilts that I am constantly making.

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  8. What a wonderful year of creativity you have had Lauren, I adore them all my favorite, if I had to pick! is the Cafe promenade bustle gown and your delicious wedding

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  9. All of your projects are gorgeous, but your wedding gown is absolutely stunning. I also love the pants.

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  10. your attention to the smallest detail always gets me, it's impossible to pick a hands down favorite. you even rolled your stocking correctly! See: you-tube video original recording, "Roll-em Girls, Roll-em, which Aunt of button collector friend recalls vividly.. I have the original sheet music to go with display/program of original flapper garters, an alternate to rolling.

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