Wednesday, November 28, 2012

My curtain along dress has been started!

Here's the very start of my Curtain Along dress. I'm going to do a petticoat with a ruffle, and then a jacket sort of similar to the one below. I don't know if I will do the fringe trim or not. We'll see!



Sunday, November 25, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

More Georgian Picnic

Cynthia and her husband both posted their Flickr sets (Christopher's are a selection of Cynthia's, punched up for color).

I loved every single pic! And it made me happy all over again to see them.

Look at this one - it's our group shot. And we posed in chronological order. As you do.


Here are a few more pics from Cynthia and Christopher:



Pumpkin Tea group shot

One more Pumpkin Tea update, since Stephanie just posted the group shot she took and I wanted to post it!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Georgian Picnic

I was lucky enough to be able to attend the Dallas Forth Worth Costume Guild's Georgian picnic. We had a gorgeous day and everyone looked wonderful.  It was so fun to see new and old friends, and especially to meet Merja, who came all the way out from Finland.


Here are some pictures. Full set here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maggie42/sets/72157632046555318/







Monday, November 12, 2012

Regency Peacock Sari drawstring gown

I made something else! I had this silk sari in my stash for a while - it has embroidered peacocks all over it and gold stamping.  I thought it would be really cute as a little simple drawstring dress.  The fabric is slightly stiff and a little bit sheer.  (I also washed it before using it.)

I didn't put my stays on the form again, but here are a few quick pictures of it!  (Also, it's kind of a blue purple, but the pics came out a little redder or yellower than it is in real life.)








Regency drawstring dress for Mom

I don't think I ever posted about this. I don't often sew for other people but I wanted to make my Mom a dress to wear for costume events.  I decided to do a drawstring gown since it is at least adjustable. I did one fitting with a muslin and just had to run with it. The fit could be better in the shoulder/sleeve, but it's not bad for a first effort!




Pumpkin Tea

This weekend I went to a Pumpkin tea hosted by and her mother. The food was awesome, the decorations were beautiful, and everyone looked amazing! Here are some photos!

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(Mom's photo)
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Pumpkin Tea

I went to a regency Pumpkin tea yesterday and had a great time! I'll have a whole bunch of pics to be posted, probably tomorrow.

For now, here's what I wore!



Credit: Gloria

Monday, November 5, 2012

For Sale

For sale! Regency American Duchess Pemberley shoes, size 7.5. They are just too narrow for me in toe box. They've been worn once, so they aren't new, but they are in good shape otherwise. They were painted with leather paint. They come with the ribbon clips you see in the picture. I'm asking for $59 + S&H. I take paypal.  If you are interested, email me at padawansguide at gmail dot com.

Halloween!

We got another wearing out of our Trek costumes at a recent Halloween party we went to!  I really like my Anovos dress. (Doug's costume I made.)



New 20s American Duchess shoes!

The pre-order is open for these lovely t-strap 20s shoes! http://americanduchess.blogspot.com/2012/11/v304-introducing-23skidoo-1920s-t-strap.html