The current project: Stays for a friend. This is my first such endeavor for someone else--pressure's on!
I'll also be on the lookout for the perfect peacock blue silk for the perfect daintily pleated sacque and whipping up some pieces for a mini 1930s-1940s wardrobe.
A few of my previous projects:
The engageante experiment. The jacket is a longish caraco style in a block-print cotton. For the first time, I did engageantes--sleeve frouf. I usually avoid too much frouf, but the triple layered ruffles were fun!
A ribbon-festooned, block-printed jacket and petticoat for my mother. It makes her look sassy. And was fun to make.
First attempt at underpinnings, a pair of 1780s stays. Turned out reasonably well, and inspired me to work more with corsets.
Some other fun stuff--I also detailed shift production. Shift posts include an introduction to shifts, cutting using a proper eighteenth-century diagram, and assembling the shift.
Other Time Periods
1880s Inspired Evening Gown--The Sapphire Gown :
Based on elements of 1870s-80s ballgowns, but with modern tailoring and styling. Mini-bustle, chiffon draping, and antique brooch plus basic a-line gown. Inspiration board to event on the blog.
1930s Inspired Evening Gown--The Peacock Gown: