Showing posts from March, 2013

1880s Green Acres Gown: Steampunkin' Photo Shoot Preview

Mar 31, 2013 7 comments

Happy Easter! Yesterday was photo shoot day with one of my favorite girls, Angie, wearing one of my favorite gowns, the 1880s giant gre...

Sewing Cake "Pavlova" Pattern 1940s Photo Shoot

Mar 28, 2013 7 comments

Howdy! Back in January, I worked on a "collabvertisement" with Steph C. of "Cake Patterns," to showcase one of her aw...

Restoring Antique Shoes - How to Polish Leather Shoes

Mar 27, 2013 8 comments

Ever since I started collecting antique shoes, I've been a little obsessive about restoration, primarily bringing leather shoes back fro...

New 18th Century Shoe - Your Opinions Please

Mar 26, 2013 21 comments

Howdy! So...I've been working on a new 18th century Colonial shoe about 1700-1770.  She's gorgeous, complete with snazzy French heel...

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Mar 25, 2013 21 comments

Thank you to Deborah , for awarding my blog here the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!  I love awards, primarily passing them on and seeing them...

Butterick to the Big Screen - Historical Hollywood Contest!

Mar 21, 2013 1 comments

Thanks to Francis, who posted about this on Facebook... Butterick is holding a contest to create your own Hollywood-inspired outfit, using...

Style in the Sky: British Airways Fashions Through the Ages

Mar 19, 2013 4 comments

I can't help but love aviation fashion.  I was a complete sucker for " Pan Am ," and before that, " View from the Top ,...

How Wide Should Your 18th Century Panniers Be?

Mar 16, 2013 15 comments

I've set out on the adventure of making a Grand Pannier to wear under voluminous 18th century apparel, and the first question that cam...

The Many Types of 18th Century Gowns

Mar 15, 2013 46 comments

I realized today with the 18th century gowns I have made, I have only scratched the surface of how many different types there were. It's...

Regency Shoes - Delightful Flats

Mar 13, 2013 11 comments

I'm a little in love with Regency right now, can you tell?  I've got new duds for both myself and Mr. C to do, but we're also pr...

Problem Solving with Regency Stays

Mar 11, 2013 44 comments

Boobs are such an issue in the Regency. Seriously, they're just in such *weird* places! Naturally, or rather unnaturally, we as co...

Tim Gunn-ing the 1912 Day Dress

Mar 7, 2013 15 comments

Every once in awhile, a "simple" project comes along and kicks my butt.  Usually it's after I've just successfully complet...

Starting a "Simple" 1912 Day Dress

Mar 5, 2013 12 comments

I've got a case of Costume ADD!  My squirrely brain has landed on this "quick and easy" 1912 daytime tea dress.  I thought ...

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