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Socially Distant Regency Dress

Socially Distant Regency Dress

As our dear readers know, I have long had an interest in Regency fashion, mostly because Elizabeth Bennet is a badass. My first project, though not historical, was so much fun to wear that I resolved to try a historical dress pattern! Unfortunately, after my […]

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: 1940s Dress From Fitted Sheet

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: 1940s Dress From Fitted Sheet

Weeks of shelter-in-place have gotten me thinking about other tough times in recent history. The Great Depression and World War II come to mind right away. Creative ladies REALLY had to be resourceful during those times of small budgets, shortages, and rationing! With our fabric […]

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Skirt from a Sheet!

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Skirt from a Sheet!

Today’s post is the second in our Shelter-in-Place Sewing series! With fabric stores closed and folks staying home as much as possible, we are turning to creative sources of fabric and inspiration! (Last week, I made a shirt from tea towels! Find that post here.) […]

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Tea Towel Tunic

Shelter-in-Place Sewing: Tea Towel Tunic

Hi, Crafters! My area has been under shelter-in-place orders for about a week, so non-essential businesses like fabric stores have been closed. Don’t worry- I have a bunch of supplies and projects to work on, but the closures did get me thinking… What sewing projects […]

Emma Tribute

Emma Tribute

Eek! A new film version of Jane Austen’s Emma has just come out, and I have nothing to wear! Well, perhaps I do, in truth. My first Regency-inspired dress and bonnet (made in this post) and my red cape from the Little Women post will […]

Plaidvember- 1940s Dress Refashion

Plaidvember- 1940s Dress Refashion

Happy “Plaid-vember,” a month of (mostly) plaid-themed fashion and diy’s! We start things off with a project from the archives! I completed this project a while ago, but saved it for plaid month! Here is the plaid 1990’s dress I started with… Based on the […]

Sewing Journey: Renaissance Costume

Sewing Journey: Renaissance Costume

Sewing… It’s a journey. You never know what you’ll be inspired to make next! You probably remember my first foray into a “very easy” Vogue pattern this summer. Several days and two dresses later, I had a wearable fit-and-flare dress that you can see in […]

Sewing Journey: Regency-Inspired Costume

Sewing Journey: Regency-Inspired Costume

I looove efficiency. When I finally got the bodice of my fit-and-flare dress to actually FIT, I began envisioning ways to reuse that bodice pattern. My first idea was a Renaissance-inspired overdress which will appear in the blog soon. My next idea was a Regency-inspired […]

Sewing Journey: Fit & Flare Dress

Sewing Journey: Fit & Flare Dress

You know those projects that end up being more involved and time consuming than you had planned and become an epic journey of learning, failing, and occasionally succeeding? My summer journey involved sewing- learning fundamental techniques while increasing my ability to sew from patterns. Although […]