Category: Empire/Regency Sewing

Jan 26

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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Jan 31

Challenge: Foundations

Yay!  I made it.  I actually finished my very first Historical Sew Monthly.  (Okay, so it’s the first one I’ve ever tried because I just knew that I was never going to keep up with the Historical Sew Fortnightly.) I’m pretty happy with these stays for how quickly I whipped through the construction.  There are …

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Jan 26

Transitional Stays

So, we have reached another of these sporadic sewing episodes that now constitute my hobby, post-kids.  (I love those little darlings, but they do make sewing rather challenging, especially now that they have figured out how to pilfer my embroidery thread stash any time they are in my sewing room.) My inspiration for my current …

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Jan 21

Just a Quick Update

Well, you know, I always have great intentions not only to do more sewing, but also to update this blog more frequently, but with the twins…yeah, that just isn’t going to happen anytime soon. However, I am getting little bits and bobbles done here and there that I should at least show off a bit. …

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Aug 13

Regency Gown From a Silk Sari

While my sewing life is very different now that I have the twins, I did manage to push myself for the last month to get a couple of things done for Costume College (which was, incidentally, my first time away from the twins for more than a few hours at a time).  I ended up having …

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Jul 03

Let the Games Begin!

I know.  I’ve been a terrible blogger for well over a year now.  I’m sorry.  I won’t make excuses, and I won’t make empty promises to improve. I will, however, tell you about the project I just picked back up. Ages and ages ago (maybe sometime last summer), I decided to make a Regency bodice …

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Jun 12

Restlessness=New Project

So, I’ve been puttering around the house all weekend, not quite feeling well enough to go out and do all the things I wanted to do, but feeling too well to just sit here and do nothing. Yesterday, the results weren’t too pretty, but today, I have the beginnings of a new costume project on …

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