Project Journal: 1822-1824 Ensemble Part VII: Trimming Complete (Fezziwig’s Ball 2013)

I am very excited to share that I am finally done sewing the trim on my 1822 Walking Dress and 1824 Ball Gown. I actually finished sewing the trim on both garments about two months ago. Yay me, for being ready for a ball a full month ahead of time! The walking dress has a previous … Continue reading Project Journal: 1822-1824 Ensemble Part VII: Trimming Complete (Fezziwig’s Ball 2013)

Project Journal: 1822-1824 Ensemble Part IV: Partial Completion For The Ball (Fezziwig’s Ball 2012)

Yikes, that is a long title… but I do like my titles to be descriptive sometimes… As is suggested by the title of this post, though I did have new, wearable 1820s clothes (with closures, yay!) for Fezziwig’s Ball this past weekend, not all of the garments were entirely completed. I had set out with … Continue reading Project Journal: 1822-1824 Ensemble Part IV: Partial Completion For The Ball (Fezziwig’s Ball 2012)

“Belle” of the ball (Fezziwig’s Ball 2010)

My first large sewing project for myself was, fittingly, an 1860s gown nick-named “Belle.” (This is the full story of Belle.) Owning a gown like this was a childhood fantasy for me, ever since my first days of loving Gone With The Wind. I finished construction of this gown about four years ago and since … Continue reading “Belle” of the ball (Fezziwig’s Ball 2010)

Gallery

This chronological image gallery includes historical, vintage, 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 … Continue reading Gallery