My wove not to purchase so much fabric this year, are going according to plan (I’ve only cheated once (or twice if you count Buckram as fabric)).
What I didn’t take into account was the ever growing temptation to splurge on patterns instead…
Since I mostly make my own pattern (draft or drape) I just recently discovered the allure of already tested, well researched beautiful historical patterns. Who can resist them?
And into the rabbit hole we go…
Lynn McMasters 1850-1860s summer hat
Lynn McMasters 1860s BonnetYep, I got some serious millinery planed.
Past Patterns mid 19th century staysBy now you’d probably guest my next big project…
Truly Victorian 1865 Eliptical Cage CrinolineYes, 1860s costume (followed by at least two crinoline appropiet events) coming this spring/summer.
Laughing Moon Wrapping front Spencer This wil be the year I make one of these (I hope)
Truly Victorian 1880s Hat Frame
Truly Victorian 1887 Alexandra BodiceHopefully I can squeeze in (out?) an 1880s bustle outfit as well this summer.
Wearing History Edwardian Blouse
Wearing History 1879 Pompadour Dinner Bodice
Wearing History Smooth Sailing Pants and Blouse(Apparently I forgot to take a picture of this one, so here are one I stole from google)
Another of my recent buys are a drawing/Inspiration book which hopefully will keep all my costuming sketches in order – instead of on random scraps of paper and receipt.
Here I can penn down both my sketches/ideas and fabric recommendation, event dates and what I will need to complete the outfit (shoes, glows, petticoats ect.
I even started on a sewing diary for each costume.
Now it’s back to sewing.