Making an 1890’s Day Dress, the “Pumpkin” Gown, Part One

Today I’ll be talking about making another 1890’s day dress from taffeta. But this time around my posts will be a lot more positive since i’ve already finished this dress and i’m really happy with the end result. The finished dress actually fits, and isn’t too long, which might be a first for me! Before talking about … Continue reading Making an 1890’s Day Dress, the “Pumpkin” Gown, Part One

Plaid, Pleats, and Piping – Making an 1830’s Dress, Part Two

This post is about making the sleeves, skirt, and bonnet for an 1830’s ensemble. I posted about making the bodice for this project a few months ago but didn’t finish the ensemble until last week! I looked at a lot of sleeve examples from the 1830’s but finally decided on something a little silly that would … Continue reading Plaid, Pleats, and Piping – Making an 1830’s Dress, Part Two

Diaphanous Flower Dresses

This is an ongoing series of dresses that represent seasons or holidays. Each dress pairs heavy fake flowers with lightweight airy fabrics and full silhouettes. So far the series consists of three dresses, one that represents summer, one that represents fall, and one that is halloween themed. The Fall Fairy:  This dress is inspired by … Continue reading Diaphanous Flower Dresses