Join The Historical Sew Fortnightly!

Maybe you haven’t heard yet, but Leimomi, of The Dreamstress, is hosting the Historical Sew Fortnightly in 2013. It’s a historic clothing themed sew along, and you should join! “One year, a challenge every fortnight, and at the end of it, 26 fabulous historical garments.”


You don’t have to commit to participating in every challenge, only those that you have the time and interest for. You can interpret each challenge in your own way and at your own level, as long as it is historic. For the purposes of the Historic Sew Fortnightly (HSF), Leimomi is defining “historic” as anything pre-1938.

I’m going to selectively participate in the challenges I’m able to. It will be a fun way to connect to other historic costumers from around the world (literally!), gain inspiration and knowledge, and see pretty things! (And we all like pretty things!) You can read detailed information about how it works and how to participate here.

The first challenge: #0 (the bonus challenge): Starting Simple – due 31 December.  Finish a project, make a very simple garment, or something you have made before. (I’m on a no-sew vacation until the New Year, so I won’t be joining in this one. I needed a break after my furious costuming in 2012!) But there’s still time for you to join in the bonus challenge (barely!). Come, join us!


About quinnmburgess

Quinn M. Burgess creates reproduction and costume historic clothing. Her inspiration has a strong foundation in history: historic dress, social history, and material history. With the addition of clothing construction knowledge, her passions converge in an imaginative world of creative history that she loves to share with others.
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2 Responses to Join The Historical Sew Fortnightly!

  1. Jayne says:

    Thanks doe the link. What fun!
    I’m not sure how many of the challenges I’ll manage, but I’ll aim for 13 in ’13.
    Happy sewing.

  2. Happy New Year! I hope you are able to participate.

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