Project Journal: 1864 Ball Gown Part I: The Plan And The Trim

It’s time. I’ve been wearing Annabelle, my flounced not-so-new-anymore white 1860 ball gown, to all Civil War events for about a year straight, with no relief on the horizon. Not that I dislike Annabelle, I just want options, and a change. I have Belle, a dark blue 1860 ball gown, as well, but I haven’t … Continue reading Project Journal: 1864 Ball Gown Part I: The Plan And The Trim

Past Post List

I include this list of posts because sometimes I think it is nice to browse the titles of previous posts. Hopefully this list is useful to you, and not just for my benefit! 1838 Yellow Bodice Construction Details (HSM #4) (September 2021) An 1836 Chemisette (HSM #3) (September 2021) An 1890s Outing To Save A … Continue reading Past Post List

“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)