A Floral Headband For Annabelle (Returning Heroes Ball 2014)

Not too long ago, I was again able to be part of the annual Returning Heroes Ball hosted by The Commonwealth Vintage Dancers. I decided to wear Annabelle again this year, even though I’d worn her last year, because I’d just worn Evie and Belle at the 1860s Dance Weekend in November. Each time I’ve worn … Continue reading A Floral Headband For Annabelle (Returning Heroes Ball 2014)

Another Annabelle Adventure (Returning Heroes Ball 2012)

Alliterative, agreed? Ok, I’m done… Honestly, the words just came–I didn’t spend long on them! Last weekend I attended the Returning Heroes Ball hosted by the Commonwealth Vintage Dancers in Holliston, MA. As usual, it was full of fun and laughs. There were fabulous dresses all around (because of course one of the joys of … Continue reading Another Annabelle Adventure (Returning Heroes Ball 2012)

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This chronological image gallery includes historical and modern clothing that I’ve made. Links will take you to blog posts about each garment or ensemble. 18th Century                   1770s Robe à la Française (pockets, panniers, and petticoat-not pictured) (left) 1780s Robe à l’ Anglaise (stays, under petticoat, and bum roll-not pictured) (right) … Continue reading Gallery

When The Dress No Longer Fits (Mid-19th Century Edition)

A few months ago, I had a post with the same name that focused on two Regency dresses that had experienced closet shrinkage. The post was centered around what I did to make them wearable again. Around the same time I was battling the Regency closet shrinkage, I encountered the same problem with two of my … Continue reading When The Dress No Longer Fits (Mid-19th Century Edition)

1850s Chenille Headdress At The Victoria & Albert Ball

It’s been almost exactly a year since the inspiration for a new mid-19th century headdress stuck in my mind. I was attending a workshop at the Civil War Weekend last October and watching others make lovely floral headdresses with low hanging flowers, like this. Another inspiration headdress was similar in having two sections of decoration on … Continue reading 1850s Chenille Headdress At The Victoria & Albert Ball