Friday, April 26, 2013

Odds and Ends

Just doing a quick catch-up post since I haven't had a chance to do any sewing since my move to Virginia.  I am now one week into my new job at the Colonial Williamsburg Costume Design Center, and I have a few observations:

1.  I don't know how I got along without a thimble for hand sewing all these years.

2.  I really enjoy darning.  Did not see that coming.  :p

3.  Beeswax is pretty much the best thing ever.  Again, not sure how I ever got along without it.

Now, although my sewing stuff is still mostly packed up, I have a couple of new acquisitions to share...

New Duchies!  
My newest pair of American Duchess Pemberley shoes actually arrived at my new place in Virginia a day before I did!  It was one less thing I had to pack.  :p  I also got new stockings and 10 pairs of shoe clips!  I have lots of fun plans for Regency shoe decorations.  :)  (The beaded clips in the picture were already mine.  I got them with a pair of dyed navy blue heels at a garage sale a few years ago.)

Aaaaaaaand an ugly hat.  :p  
Apparently I've exposed Brian the Engineer to enough historical costuming, because when I showed him this hat in Walmart he knew exactly why I wanted it and what I was planning to do with it.  It's Regency bonnet time!  I need a bonnet for the Regency Spring Picnic next weekend.  I just need to figure out what fabric I want to use for the crown.  My dress is blue, but I don't necessarily want a blue hat.  Hmmm...  I shall ponder on that.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Another American Duchess Giveaway!

The fabulous Lauren over at American Duchess has done it again!  She has created a new dyeable satin Regency slipper with optional ribbon loops for endless customization possibilities.  Check out the new Highbury:

Isn't it pretty?  Imagine dancing the night away in these dainty and comfortable slippers, dyed to perfectly match your Regency ballgown!  I have four pairs of American Duchess shoes now, and they are all beautifully made, period-accurate and comfortable for modern feet.

The best part?  You can win a free pair of Highburys just by blogging/tweeting/facebooking, etc about the giveaway!  Enter by April 18 for your chance to win!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Fabric For Sale!

I've just created an album on my Facebook page with photos of fabric from my stash that I am selling for the low, low price of $15 per box!  And I am stuffing these boxes full, believe you me.  Here's a teaser for you:

I will be adding more lots in the next couple days, so keep checking back!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Grab Bag Anyone?

I also posted this on my Facebook page, but is anyone interested in excess fabric from my stash as I move/downsize?  Limited time only!  Everything must go by April 12!  Just pay shipping!

Monday, April 1, 2013

No New Fabric Challenge - March Recap

Three months down, nine to go!

*Whew!*  March was quite a month for me - I turned 28, accepted a new job in a different state, received my first ever blog award, completed two full dresses and one pair of shoes (which comprised one outfit total) and attended my first real historical costuming event!  (I'm not counting Renaissance Faires.)  Of course, next month is going to be the real challenge; that's when I move!