So I Learned a New Trick. . .

I learned how to age photos on my phone, and it’s so much fun! I just wanted to share my favorite photo from the trip my husband and I took to the nearby University campus. I think black and white really suits me!  This was my first time walking around in full get-up and I…

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…

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,…

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…