This past year I’ve really been sewing a lot. I actually think this would be the year when I made the most clothes and crafts ever – including my 4 years in fashion/sewing school.
Basicly I think the most of my sewing inspiration this year have ben due to the HSF challenges – which not only made me whant to make stuff, but also made sure I did finish them in time.
So lets do a round-up of all the little things I’ve manadged to make during 2013.
The Historical Sew Fortnightly:
1770s CorsetA corset and petticoat for my sister who been wanting one for ages.
1550s Peasant GownA peasants costume containing a red kirtle, a brown apron and a white coif.
1930s DressA Sailor dress in green/white cotton, and a straw hat to match.
1780s GownA Robe a la Anglaise in flowery polyester sateen. The dress was a pain to make but it did turn out great (dress construktion part 1, part 2.). I also made the Bergere hat and had a photoshoot of the dress.
1760s Skirt/PetticoatThis skirt/petticoat is so useful. I’ve worn it under several other dresses – to get some extra bounce and for warmt, and it even looks pretty on its own.
1780s Chemise DressA Chemise a la Reine inspired by the princess Lamballe. This dress is so comfortable and easy to wear it’s a shame I only have worn it once (yet) (to a picnic,) apart from the photoshoot.
1910s CorsetA early 1910s corset made to be worn under some Titanic era dresses.
1913 Evening GownA 1914 evening gown in pistage green organza.
Regency CorsetI really needed a real Regency Corset to use during a “Jane Austen” dance performance.
Medieval GownI made this outfit for a Medieval Fiest in November. It contain a Green Medieval Gown in thick wool, a pair of beige woolen Faux Sleeves, a fur trimmed brown velvet Cape and a white linnen Headcoth. And of couse pics from the Medieval Photoshoot.
And thats the re-cap of my HSF13 items.
The total amout count as: 5 Corsets, 3 Chemises/Shirts/Blouses, 1 Bustle, 6 Skirts/Petticoats, 10 Dresses, 8 Hats/Headwear, 1 Outerwear, 7 Accessoares.
Omg! How do I ever do anything other then sew…
And then we have the other clothing items of this year.
1910s Evening GownA 1910s evening gown made for my sister to wear at a Titanic event.
Mother of the bride dress A dress and jacket made for a costumer to wear at a wedding.
Medieval GownA dress sewn to my sister in about 10 hours, for a Medieval party.
I think thats it.
Not to bad for one years worth of work.
Looking at it I realise that the only month I didn’t produce an intire outfit, is August – where I didn’t made a thing. But actually I did. I worked on the movie Huldra all August and made lots of things amongst several medieval inspired capes, some sheer flowy skirts and dressses and lots of repairs and aleration to existing garments. But non of that would have looked fancy enough in the countdown…
Well, I do plan to continue the sewing into next year, even though I think I need to reduce the pace a bit (and not keep going at this crazy speed).
Today was about what’s been done, tomorrow (or next post) will be about whats coming (hopefully) in 2014.