Showing posts from August, 2010

18th Century Notebook

Aug 28, 2010 0 comments

This just in, from Demode (which means most of you already know about this): The 18th Century Notebook A vast and huge consolidation of...

Happy Friday

Aug 27, 2010 0 comments

Happy Friday to my international sewing, seamstering, and seriously silly pals!  And if it's not Friday where you are anymore, then hap...

17th c Jacket - Empty Nesting

Aug 26, 2010 11 comments

It's done.  It's beautiful.  I'm proud.  It's shipped.

Mad Miss L

Aug 23, 2010 11 comments

Today, a fellow member of the Great Basin Costume Society, Stacy Ferguson-Standstedt, GAVE me a handmade, home-made vintage dress her grand...

17th c. Jacket - Light at the End of the Tunnel

Aug 20, 2010 4 comments

Ha HA!  I see light at the end of the tunnel!  It wants buttons and buttonholes, and to turn up the hem.  Then I shall lovingly place her...

SideCar: The Gatsby Picnic at Lake Tahoe

Aug 16, 2010 11 comments

1931 Buick, in front of the Pope Mansion What a lovely Sunday it was, at Tallac, on the lawn of the Pope Mansion, surrounded by 1920s and...

SideProject: The Worst Little 1920s Slip Around

Aug 14, 2010 5 comments

This Sunday is the highly anticipated Gatsby picnic at Lake Tahoe, and I've got a GREAT vintage dress to wear.  Of course, it's tran...

Gussets, Godets, and Gores ... and progress on the 17th c. Jacket

Aug 11, 2010 4 comments

First, the progress - the bodice is sewn together, the sleeves assembled, wings on, and sleeves set in.  They still pull the tiniest bit at...

17th c. Jacket - Progress on the Final

Aug 7, 2010 9 comments

With my client's 17th c. jacket toile back, unpicked, and the pattern altered, I cut into the lovely burgundy wool, and began putting...

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