Christmas dress 2012+2013

For Christmas last year I wanted a new dress.

I searched for some inspiration and found this one.

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I really liked the idea of the studds, but the rest of the dress needed some changes. I drafted a pattern close to the original and sett out to by fabric.

I decided on red velvet and studds in different shapes and sizes.

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Then I sewed it up.

The only problem I ran into was geting the damn studds to grip into the thick fabric at the belt. But with some force and determanation I manadged to get them all in place.

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Then I convinced my sister to take some photos of me out in the snow.

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But this christmas I don’t have the time nor the energy to try to make another dress, so instead I decided to remodel the one from last year.

I didn’t really like it anyway.

The bodice was to short for my torso, putting the belt to high on my ribbcage. And the open back and sleeveless design made me feel naked and to concius of my broad shoulders.

The only thing I did like about the dress was the nice flaring and lenght of the skirt.

So the bodice needed to go.

I tryed it on once more before deciding, and then grabbed my siccors (or ripping knife), and started cutting the skirt form the bodice.

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I then re-made the waistband and the zipper in the back.

And voila a nice chrismasy looking skirt.

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I found a pretty white blouse on sale, and thougt of making some 50s style of hairdo. Paired with some heels and lipstick I think I have a chrismas Winner, which I will both fell pretty and comfortable in.

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A Merry Christmas to you all.

19th Century Christmas Party

On the 14th of december I went to a chrismas party in Stockholm.

The dresscode was – whatever you like from the 19th century.

And as you might know Iv’e been working on my 1840s dress to wear to the event. And it was acctualy done in time, even though I needed to both let it out some and shorten it a bit after wearing it outside for a photoshoot, (good thing I did the shoot before the party). I also had the underwear, bonnet and outerwear finished and waiting.

I’ve been so looking forward to this.

But before the party me and Johanna took a tour to the christmas market.

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But there was not much to se and it was raining a bit to much so we decided to go early to the party instead.

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The party started of with some smal talk while drinking “glögg” (hot wine(?)), and admiring all the lovely clothes.IMG_4310

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Empire style meets late 19th century.IMG_4304

Some gentlemen in there finery.IMG_4305

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Elin in 1930s dress.1471260_791044537578773_1704836460_n

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Johanna in a lovely empire gown and hairdo.IMG_4316

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The line to the coffee table ran long (especialy since many of us women where a bit wide on the backside).IMG_4318

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We also got to listen to some lovely singing from Hilewi as “Lucia”.IMG_4321

The evening was very nice and the house really helped setting the “old times” mood. IMG_4323

And then the old fashioned “Julbock” came to give us gifts. Sadly I had to leave before, and didn’t get the chanse to meet him. 13579_791044504245443_701170361_n

A glimps of me in my 1940s dress, which I really enjoyed wearing.

IMG_4320(Most of the pictures in this post are my own, but some are borrowed from other members of the 19th century group.)