Finished! 1976 Wedding Dress.

I wanted something really fresh and casual for summer, so I made a wedding dress from 1976.  Also, I am a ride-or-die fan of Gunne Sax, in case you can’t tell by the end of this post.

A Flash of Brilliance

I don’t know if I’ve posted this pattern on here before, but I think you can see why it’s one of my favorites.  Have you ever seen anything more 70’s than this? I do have to take a moment to feel sorry for the guys.  In my opinion, the big pattern companies have just never…

Announcement of the Decade(s)

I want to go ahead and share a project that I’ve been working on for a while, and plan to work on in the future.  When I’m sewing or researching for a new project I love to listen to music from the time I’m working in.  Music has always played an important part in my…

Finished! 50’s Inspired dress.

Let me start by saying this is not a historically accurate dress.  I wanted to take a breather from the heavy lifting of research for my Edwardian projects and just make something pretty that’s fun to wear.

Finished! Edwardian Walking Skirt.

Like most of my historical sewing projects, I learned a lot by making mistakes.  The biggest mistake I made on this one was using the wrong weight of material for this skirt.  There’s a great post by The Pragmatic Costumer about some of the most obvious and avoidable mistakes you can make while constructing historical clothing.  Of…