First Michigan historical costuming guild meet up!

Me and my friend love historical costuming and could find no similar type of group in Michigan so we made our own! We worked around our busy schedules and planned an “any era” picnic but every wore Georgian ,which was fine by me,being a favorite of mine.  We played croquet a bit and when it…

1860s striped dress

So there is an event at greenfield village and not only did I think I had to make this but That I also had or be a reenactor,,,which I signed up for so let’s see how that goes. I’ve only got the bodice done so I’ll just show some progress on that.the pattern was made…

Regency ball in Lansing

So last night was the regency exhibition ball in Lansing and it was so much fun!it was such a nice day that we got to get pictures outside in my yard and by the capital building and had a great time at the ball!me and my friend,Ella , in my back yard.both dresses were made…

One week regency gown

So yesterday (Saturday) was a regency ball I attended with my friend. I had to make a dress for her,the fabric for it was bought on last Sunday so that gave me less than a week to work on it.it was completed in 5 days as well as a taffeta under skirt and she was…

More on that purple dress

So I don’t always like to do things that are 100% historically accurate because of time and money but I always want the right look and basic construction. I KNOW I said that the 1790s purple dress was somewhat imaginative but not too far out. I have since found some very similar dresses to my…

1790s hair test thing

So since I am making that 1790s gown I obviously want to complete the look with makeup and hair.now makeup,while somewhat heavier than in previous,still was not much more too extreme. I used a white face and hair power from lbcc cosmetics on etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/LitttleBits)and their 1772 liquid rouge as well as NYC loveatics cheek…

The purple transitional ish 1790s gown

Well I’m not entirely sure if I mentioned this dress at all or if decided to make it during my void of posts but for a Jane Austen even I will be attending in April I am making a 1790s inspired purple robe a la anglaise(ish) gown. I only say “ish”because I have shorted the…

Transitional 1790s gown

So I asked a friend to a regency ball and she said yes! So I instantly remember how much I hate 1800s-1810s fashion but the website said dress code was 1790-1820 and I love the transitional period of the mid 1790s with the long curly hair! I drew up the patterns in an English class…

Striped sack back

Well it’s just about done! I have a few accessories I’d like to make to finish off the project but the gown itsself is basically complete!

Old project

Well although this is mainly going to be for purposes of recording progress, I figured progress could be more easily shown with what was to make what will be better. This was a “16th century kirtle” that brilliant me decided to put boning into and make the eyelets gold ,making them look metal . It…

First attempted “sack back” gown

Oh boy,SO, I have never exactly been a fan of this style Gown or the 1770s but I decided I might as well push myself out of my comfort limits and try it.i ordered a very nice ,period correct looking,fabric from fashionfabricsclub and I was not disappointed! Here are some pictures I’ve taken of the…

Victorian skirt in a day

So here’s the first of my posts to deal with progress on sewing and creating! I made this skirt and under skirt in a day flat! I didn’t need it in any rush,just,you know ,had a moment(OK a few hours ) of creative gusto and went for it! The pattern was drawn drafted and draped…