Sunday, March 13, 2016

2015 Costume Year in Review

Late, but it is what it is.

What I said I wanted to do this year:

1) Sleepy Hollow Windmill costume

Nope! Still!

2) Finish the jackets I cut out.

Mostly yes! I have finishing stuff to do on 3 of them, one is done. But they are all together. Pics below.

3) If I have time (big if on this one) - a 1790s gown.


4) A new saque for the francaise dinner



5) A 20s dress

Nope! But I did upgrade my 20s outfit, by fixing up a sweater 20s style.


6) Mrs. Russell's green dress


7) Clare's plaid dress from Outlander

2/3 done - the dress itself is together, just needs sleeve cuffs and to be hemmed. Then I just have to do the petticoat and stomacher. I can't seem to get my act together to finish this one. Maybe I should aim to do it by Fort Fred! That should maybe get me motivated?

8) A drawstring dress out of this sheer white with silver fabric I have.


9) Pelisse


10) silk 18th century mantle

Hallelujah, I did this!


11) An Elsa jacket:


I did do other things though!

- 1780 men's waistcoat

Gloria and I had a waistcoat day and she helped me make this for Doug! Poor guy needs another one, so we need to have another waistcoat day soon so she can help me remember what we did the first time!

You can see it here:


- A regency gown with the Laughing Moon pattern

I was happy with how this one turned out.


- 18th c silk jacket

(3 others made, but need finishing touches)

This one was made with just over a meter of changeable silk with a metallic stripe that I bought in Germany in 2006.

And here are the ones that aren't quite done.

I dyed my pale pink drawstring dress, I didn't like the color on me. I like the color it came out though.


No pics on these two things, but I finally moved the buttons on the American Duchess coat I bought ages and ages ago. It was like the first thing she designed, done on a 3rd party site. This is the coat. ( But it's sized very petitely. So I finally moved the buttons and now it fits! Also the faux fur is removable.

I also bought a coat on sale on e-shakti and it was too big, but I liked it, so I unpicked the lining and took it in. And it fits! I wore it this spring. No pics, though, sorry!

I made this 1830s purse:

I made this plaid regency gown for the pumpkin tea, and I also made a plaid drawstring gown for my mom:


I made two muff covers, which is probably its own post. Basically, I found this gorgeous art on Tumblr, a nouveau Padme and Leia. I got inspired to make them into 18th century muffs. So I uploaded them (privately) to spoonflower, printed them on silk, and made myself the muffs. Obviously these aren't for sale or profit, just private use. Made with art credit: il-leone. I messaged her on tumblr to let her know, but she posted these so long ago she's not really active now.



And then I also reorganized the craft/sewing room! Which was its own project!





What I want to do in 2016...

Or at least for the rest of 2016...

1) Finish the Outlander dress

2) Make Doug a regency coat

3) Make Doug a regency vest

4) Finish the jackets

5) Mrs. Russell green gown

6) Windmill gown (what the heck!)

7) 20s gown

8) 20s coat

9) Rey costume

That's ambitious and I'm sure most of that won't happen. We shall see!


  1. Wow! Very ambitious goals for 2016! Good luck! Loved the SW mashup with 18th c muff! Brilliant!

  2. Wow! Very ambitious goals for 2016! Good luck! Loved the SW mashup with 18th c muff! Brilliant!

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