Tag: Countess Olenska dress

Historical Sew Monthly: Out of Your Comfort Zone

What the item is (and why it was out of your comfort zone): 1879 Overskirt from Harper’s Bazar While I have scaled up patterns from a book before, the challenge in this particular project came from the rather minimal directions.  You would think a skirt pattern would be fairly straight forward, but the drapery of naturalform …

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There’s never enough fabric

I’ve started working on a gown for the Costume College gala.  For the most party, it’s going swimmingly, especially as concerns simply making the time to sew. My toddler twins have magically, practically overnight, become much more independent when playing outside.  Since my sewing room is actually a detached studio behind the house, it’s perfect …

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