Time to build the foundational bodice for the delicate saree overlay. This is where everything starts to come together–so exciting!
I got lots of excellent feedback on Part Two of my diary, which centered on the two main options for my bodice’s inset. Now it’s time to really mix things up and show just how much fun you can have playing with fabrics to achieve the perfect 1912 look! In addition to the two inset […]
Pinning the toile to fit properly, lining up the inset, and cutting into the fashion material make up Part Two of this fun project. And I'd love your opinions on the bodice inset option!
We've got a centenary memorial event for Titanic coming up on April 12th, which is a costumed formal dinner reproducing the last meal served in first class on the ship. The event promises to be a spectacular one, so I'm making an authentic evening gown from my 1910s Tea Gown pattern.
The second batch of Kangas in the “>Esty shop sold out, but the next batch will go up around the end of April, so be sure to bookmark us!
This ePattern contains instructions for a retro-1970s “maxi” skirt and a very simple hip-yoke A-line skirt. You do not need full pattern pieces to make these skirts; I provide all the measurements and instructions with photos, illustrations, and graphed pattern grids.
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Planning to attend Titanic memorial events this year? I’ve pulled together vintage images from 1911 and 1912 to inspire you, and I’ve also got step-by-step photo instructions for a 1912 boy’s outfit. Enjoy!
Dear Jennie, For my new gown I have used your new 1780′s pattern and I was very pleased with it. It was a joy to work with as all your patterns! I have adopted it a bit as I wanted a round gown, so I have changed the front into an apron front. I used […]
I loved using the tea gown pattern, and after years of admiring the design, I finally decided to cut it out (using some of my favorite fabrics) when my mother and I were watching “Pride & Prejudice” one afternoon. The ivory silk shantung had a lovely satin finish on the back which I used on the […]
I’ve recently made a Regency reticule for a friend, and used your suggestions for period embroidery from the Elegant Lady’s Closet to put her monogram on it. My 5yo boy has rated my handiwork as “that’s fantastic mummy” (who could ask for higher praise). A publication of embroidery patterns from the era would be very […]
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