Upcoming Projects, Looming Deadlines!

There’s just WAY too much on the to-do list, and it gets worse every time I post a “costume analytics,” but here’s what in the immediate-right-now future:

1795 Open Robe

1795 Janet Arnold Open Robe, made up in green
taffeta, long sleeves, long train, worn over a simple
white voile empire-waist gown.
DEADLINE: Saturday, December 18th

1880s Victorian Corset – Debbie

1880s-ish Victorian corset (Laughing Moon pattern)
for Debbie’s wedding.  Made up in subtle patterned
white cotton, and with lavender pretties.
DEADLINE: Early 2011.

18th c. Stays – Olympe

Olympe’s Stays – front lacing, back lacing, with a stomacher.
They’re prettier than this!  Done in creme jacquard, yellow linen,
and with light blue ribbons.

1750s Riding Habit

Riding habit – inspired by Marie Antoinette’s dove grey travelling
costume, patterned from Janet Arnold’s Snowshill Manor
riding jacket.  Done in powder blue velvet, matching
taffeta for the skirt, and silver trims.
DEADLINE: Before it stops snowing, pls.

1780s-90s Zone-Front Pierrot

Zone-front pierrot jacket from the Kyoto Costume Institute,
my version to be done in slightly stripey upholstery something-or-other,
plus the fringe too.
DEADLINE: Whenever, really. … after all this other stuff!

So these are the things in my immediate future.  Of course, there’s also the redingote, the winter-white caraco, the voile gaulle, a new pair of stays for myself…./sigh.  I best be sewing then!!

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  • Pica Maloria

    December 16, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    So, maybe ehhh, when you do that redingote we could say do a uhhhhhhhh… sew along or something???
    I can't wait to see the 1795 piece on Saturday. *costumer squeee!*

  • Olympe de la Tour D'Auvergne

    December 17, 2010 at 1:10 AM

    There's no rush on the stays, I look to be too busy to wear them anywhere any time soon, so if you have something more pressing feel free to put them aside for the moment.

  • Lauren Stowell

    December 17, 2010 at 2:06 AM

    Ooo, a sew-along! I hadn't thought of that. I don't know, I'm not a consistent poster-of-blog-posts, and I wouldn't want to leave you guys hanging.

    Olympe – /wipes brow. Thank you! I tend to work on several projects at once (can you tell?) I need to finish this green robe for Saturday, but then it's straight into your stays. They won't take too long to construct, but the time is in binding all the eyelet holes.

  • Olympe de la Tour D'Auvergne

    December 17, 2010 at 4:56 AM

    No worries, I know all too well what that is like. Binding eyelet holes is very time consuming, so just get to them as you can.


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