1690s photos!

So Allie and I decided to make and shoot two last costumes together before the summer ends and we decided on a less done and more outlandish era,the 1690s. Allies twin ,Claire was our photographer and did an awesome job.unfortunatly, at this first location, we and another photographer were kicked out because they apparently don’t…

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…

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…

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!

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…

First things first!

Hello ! Well seeing as this is my first time “blogging” let alone making a blog post,allow me to introduce myself! I’m Emma and I’m basically just here to track the progress of various projects and compile a portfolio of my various works as well as post about miscilanious happening. I can’t say I’ll have…