Too Many Costumes, Not Enough Time!

Mar 1, 2014 4 comments
Have you ever felt this way?

I've been diligently working out the kinks in my 18th century wardrobe for Colonial Williamsburg, in two weeks (eek!), but as I near the end of this period of intense stitchery, all I can think about is making other things.

These other things include three (yes, three) 1830s dresses...

LACMA, 1830
A pink/white version of this crazy puff pastry from The Young Victoria
Brown silk dress from Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum - c. 1835
I have acquired the Truly Victorian 1830s Romantic Era Dress pattern (TV455), and am just *itching* to get slicing on the mock-up.

Meanwhile, there's a big local event coming up - the 3rd Annual Titanic Tea:

...and of course I don't have a THING to wear! I have a design, though...just no pattern, fabric, or time. The tea is 2 weeks after I get back from Williamsburg. Think I can do it?
Met, 1911. Of course it will look nothing like this...maybe a little like this...something like this, but for tea.


  1. Three 1830s dresses! I'm impressed! One is keeping me busy enough. I never thought I'd do a gown where the sleeves required so much work. I look forward to seeing your dresses; I've also been admiring the first two.

  2. I definitely know what you mean! I have restrained myself to working on two outfits for upcoming balls. Nothing else till I finish those. It can be so hard! I have so many 1820s/30s dresses I want to make! And historical accessories!!!

  3. (Fingers in ears) La, La, La, La! No! I've already switched gears three times on something I started, to do something else, (I did finish one of them, LOL!) so do not fill my ears with 1830s! It's called "ADCD" Attention Deficit Costume Disorder, and there is no cure!


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