2015 Sewing Wishlist

Apart from the HSM15, I have some (many) dresses and outfits I would love to try to make.

Here are a list of what inspires me right now and what I will be longing to making during the year to come.

(In chronological order) spinning-women1I would like to venture a bit furter into the middle ages, and make another cotehardie and a 15th century gown complete with fur and judiciously huge headwear.

imagesSome cool middle class Renaissance wear can never go wrong.

I would live to dip into the 17th century Mantua, perhaps I even get the chance to make a fountang (stovepipe headwear).

21b6904ef6a12a9a9d65e486ef558bfdMy very own Robe a la Francaise are well on its way (cut and pinned) at the moment. I just need to find the time to finish it of.

Belle-Gugu Mbatha-RawI love to make a version of this french gown from “Belle” for my sister. I allready have the perfect fabric.

28187ad2219cb5718f1b8e6e7609ab73You can never go wrong with a white regency gown, and the dotted organza are already resting in my stash.

3ad5335dc20c22c54afe5c987e858dcaWith so many sheer regency gowns I need a proper bodiced petticoat too.

138389Oh sweet 1830s, the age of hideousness. Maybe I can overcome the huge sleeves and make myself a gown from this decade. The fabric I have in mind are bedsheets I bought this summer.

h2_1992.365_1987.238Huge sleeves needs huge foundations, and a quilted petticoat is something every costumer should have.

7cecaebe88f971dd69274f0852053417I’m dreaming of a 1860s daydress in a vivid color, like blue or purple, maybe this will be the year.

b7c3e7339c6db2a8b8f228465547dffb (1)This 1880s plaid daydress have been on my list since I found the fashion plate last summer. The fabric in mind are a 5 m blue and white upholstery cotton.

de36d7fca49f48a4272d76bb6931b9fdI just love the vivid colors of this flowery velvet. I already have the perfect pattern, just to find the fabric…

Dress of Empress Maria Feodorovna, 1886-87 From the State Hermitage MuseumGorgeous – may be a bit to flimsy for my taste but if I do find the right fabric, I’m soo making this.

8b0a46c24420c10b4df44cadc54494e81880s Christmas party anyone? I love the green velvet against the beige silk and golden trim.

tumblr_ma63cqYBjf1rnhcayo1_500This 1890s-1900s bicycle outfit are both chic and functional at the same time. I think it would be so fun to make and take or a tour through the park.

c20efb17b669326d1a7137197fc52e1cBoth the dress and the cape are fabulous and I want another try at this stylish decade.

 I have no illusions of ever making all of these outfits, but is consider it more like a wishlist and inspiration for the year of 2015.

What are you dreaming of making in 2015?

Halloween inspiration

It’s that time of year again…

When ornaments crowds the shop windows, the candy flows freely, the candles are being lit and everyone waits in anticipations…
The best time of year is finally here…


I’m sure most of you seen lots of pretty Victorian and 1910s fancy party costumes,
but here are a few new to me, (and some old, that I just love to much not to show).

Perhaps this can inspire some new fancy Halloween costumes.

dd2061fd7be5fcf38d88b732979d910bMy absolute favorite pic (I have it both printed and framed in my sewing room, and printed on a fabric bag which I love).
1920s Arabian Night, whats not to love.

2b593b2aa9b8649cb426b67ef6bf617bGamer, geisha or (?) green flower.

993ab443e6d58b0d32b13c5970495e8eVictorian goes 18th century, regency and gypsy.

aa1eb115706d0e1d226c5ad71b0e74e8More gypsys, Egyptian and a housemaid.

247c9ffbb277c2d4ac98d2ae67dcfaf3I’m not sure what this two are suppose to be, but a Victorian woman in pants must be shown.

df783ced3204fa201cfd883f34bc54deLove the Edwardian Cleopatra, and the harlequin costume looks almost wearable as it is.

1b2b5fe4b8ab9d9eaeed9e472b481974A few costumes for the young adults. Why not dress as a patriot, a shepherdess, a housemaid or a which.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASpeaking of witches, another one from about 1880s.

59c244a5908beeea572531a3778cfbc7And the real deal.
They really did the witches better back then, don’t you think…

acb746d36605d0f85e436aa772a6b9f0A greek column/dancer/goddess

6ea21172eed9fb477866b6deb9c72c6eI’ve seen lots of these clown costumes around, but I don’t get it – is there something I’m missing here? Why are they so popular?

tumblr_lqaii8xFyZ1qidnqfo1_500The Victorians really knew how to dress up in costume.

189d9470d98253465eb198c654238a3bAnd the Edwardians wasn’t that bad either.

49f285805c8945379276d7d16ac9c322Good to know that (evil) costuming parents existed back then too.