Thank you so much for all the Kanga, dress, and necklace orders! We’ve now finished for this month, but I hope to send a new batch of Kangas home in the summer.
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The Titanic Centenary Memorial dinner we attended on April 12 was a fantastic success. The event raised over $6000 for a community-based conservation effort on Kenya’s coast, and we ate an incredible meal reproduced from the last first-class dinner served on board the ship. Many of those in attendance dressed in retro fashions (including guys in […]
Well, our Internet went out last weekend and has been spotty this week, so I haven't had a chance to share the finishing of the dress until now. Your comments were all so helpful on the skirt options, and it was hard to decide how to arrange the overskirt, but I ended up going for expediency, as my deadline was fast approaching.
After stitching together the bodice, I experimented with several skirt variations. I'd love to get your feedback on these, as there are a lot of ways to put together a 1912 skirt.
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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