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Historical-ish

Sometimes, I daydream about making every moment of my free time all about making perfectly historically accurate reproductions of underpinnings and gowns and accessories. Then reality hits. I’m not even talking about having a day job and kids. I’m talking about the non-historically accurate stash. I’d like to claim that all of those fabrics and …

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On a bit of a knitting kick

I’m currently in the midst of two shawl knitting projects to use up yarn I currently have, and then today I go an order yarn for another major project. Here’s a tiny sneak peak at one of the shawls: I’m enjoying the mindlessness of the star-stitch pattern that will make up the center of a …

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Mini Hoop

I started working on a Victorian wrapper way back in November hoping to wear it to Dickens Fair. It didn’t happen so the project has languished a bit. Once I finally got it assembled enough to put on my dressform, I discovered that it did not fit over my regular hoop. Sure, I could technically …

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Gearing up for Costume College 2018

This year is a bit weird.  I’m done sewing with a week left to go.  This never happens. I’ve been reluctant to post about it on social media because so many people I know and love are still frantically trying to get projects done in time.  I feel like it’d be rubbing salt in a …

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Is it really that there aren’t enough hours in the day…

…or am I just lazy? Yep.  I’m a lazy blogger. After teaching six classes per day, though, I seriously don’t have the brain capacity for anything even remotely productive.  Even the dishes don’t get done most days. That being said, summer is coming, and my kids are going to be in a summer program three …

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A New Beret

I love my old beret that I made years ago, but it’s a tad on the small side when I’m wearing my hair up, which is all the time now.  I was hoping to use this same pattern this time around, but I couldn’t find the magazine that it was from, so I opted for …

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Regency dilemmas…

Here are my Regency short stays…that are still a tad too long.  I’m starting to feel like there just aren’t a whole lot of was for a plus-sized lady to be comfortable in the Regency. No, not really.  I just haven’t met the right stays yet. Over the Christmas holiday, I worked on a new …

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Because I can’t JUST watch TV

I like to have one or two projects laying around that I can pick up while I’m watching TV.  During the early part of 2017, I was working on my quilted petticoat, and while I’d still like to add some detail to that, I’ve been much more in the mood for something simple. So, I’ve …

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A New Mid-Victorian Corset

Sorry I don’t have any finished photos, but they aren’t on my computer yet, and the in-progress photos really don’t do this pattern justice.  This is the 1860’s Gored Corset from Redthreaded, and it is gorgeous.  Based on my measurements, I purchased the XXL.  I ended up not having as much gap as I wanted, …

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CoBloWriMo Day 8: Vocabulary

My day job is in education which, like many professions, is rife with acronyms.  Boy, do we ever love our acronyms.  From CCSS, to IEPs, to NCLB, our jargon is not very outsider friendly and newcomers have a steep learning curve that they are expected to master rather quickly. There are even acronyms that have …

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