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! Gibson Blouse.

It was a long, painful process, but it’s done and I couldn’t be happier.  Usually, when I finish a project, I have a hard time seeing past all of the little mistakes I made along the way.  I don’t really have that problem with this particular blouse.  I credit that to the fact that I…

Listen. . .

I know I’ve been away for a hot minute, but the time away has been productive I swear.  Since we’re coming up on summer way out here in the desert, I’ll have more time to hunker down and work on projects.  Summers here are much like winters in the northern latitudes.  The weather can be…

Comparisons

I did a little experiment and I wanted to share the results, as they were more noticeable than I expected.   

Field Notes, and a Brief History Lesson.

Today was one of those dazzling spring days that just beg you to walk around in the sun.  As I drove home from work this morning I knew I had to get out in it and I had the idea to try something that I’ve been wondering about for a while.  I had, until today,…