I think I can get this in just under the wire!
Here's what I said I wanted to do in 2012:
1) Finish Sleepy Hollow windmill gown
Nope! Again. I swear, 2013 is the year!
2) PotC peach gown
Ditto with this!
3) new 18c stays
Yes! I did do this! http://costumersguide.blogspot.com/search/label/teal%20stays
4) Something with that red/white striped shantung
Yes! I did do this! I made my own version of the striped Met gown. I was really happy with how this gown turned out. Especially after all the sleeve issues, and that zone front was really difficult to get right. http://costumersguide.blogspot.com/search/label/red%20and%20white%20striped
5) Alice in Wonderland blue dress
6) new sacque
Nope! Though I have plans for one for next year!
7) 1870s gown
Not even close!
8) some regency gowns
Yes! I did do this!
I made a pink drawstring gown:
And a Sari overgown for it which was based on a fashion plate, but ended up looking more Edwardian. http://costumersguide.blogspot.com/search/label/sari%20gown
I also made this Sari gown and striped robe:
I made this Sari gown:
I also made this block print gown for my mom (and a bodiced petticoat for under it):
And thought she didn't get to wear it yet (and I don't have a great picture of it yet), I made her an open robe for Christmas.
9) some 18th century gowns
My "gothic" 18th century gown. The fabric isn't totally period, but I love it! And it was fun to pattern match! http://costumersguide.blogspot.com/search/label/navy%20and%20gold%20anglaise
And my Curtain-along gown:
10) a regency spencer
11) Historic Belle
Nope! The group never coalesced and it wasn't a huge priority for me.
What else did I do?
We updated Doug's Nathan Drake costume with some new pieces:
I made an 18th century apron out of a piece of vintage whitework:
And I also repainted and reorganized our hobby/sewing room. I don't have pictures though, sorry!
And I did a faux quilted petticoat. No pics of that either.
So, what do I want to do in 2013? I have a lot of 18th century plans.
1) Secret project will be first - I don't want to post til it's done, but I'm really excited about it!
2) A redingote of some sort. I have red wool set aside for this
3) I really want to do Elizabeth Monroe's pink gown, but I haven't found the right fabric yet.
4) I have fabric for this costume from Mirror, Mirror, but I think I've been putting it off because the bodice is kind of corset-like and that is not my favorite thing to make.
5) I have striped fabric that would be perfect for this 1790s, so I'd like to do something like these.
6) I adore both of these, but I really want to do the cream and pink sacque. I have the cream silk taffeta for it. This was going to be for the Francaise dinner, but since I can't go now, I think it'll be for the Dress U Court Gown event.
7) I really want to finish this Sleepy Hollow windmill costume.
8) I have a fabric source for this and I think it would be fun to do!
9) Oswin from Doctor Who. I have the sneakers and a few other pieces. I'd have to make the dress since it was custom, not something they bought.
10) The aqua and white striped gown. I love this!
11) The PotC "peach" dress. I have the fabric for the over dress!
12) Sleepy Hollow riding outfit - I have a source for the underfabric (spoonflower) and I have the abalone buttons, but absolutely nothing else. Still, I love this one!
13) Maybe I'll also add a new regency gown in here somewhere.
So I actually did do pretty well on my 2012 costume to-do list, but then, I left it kind of vague in terms of 18th century and regency stuff.
I loved seeing what everyone did this year. My friends are so talented! Happy New Year!