Sunday, November 16, 2014

New Project Blog - My Wedding Dress!

Want to watch me build my wedding gown?

This is totally what it will look like.  Except not pink.  
Well you're in luck!  I am starting a new, private blog where I will be chronicling the entire project!  I am setting it up so only people with permission will be able to view the blog, so as to keep the design details secret until the big day.  Want permission?  Just send me an email at and I'll add you to the list and send you a link to the private blog.  You'll need to sign in with a google account to view it.

After the wedding, I will make the blog public so everyone can see.  This is just a special preview.  :)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Autumn in 1785

I finished a new 18th Century ensemble!  Remember my block-printed fabric?  This is what I made with it:  

 I was attempting to recreate this jacket, which I fell in love with years ago:

Woman's Linen Jacket, by Unknown Maker, 1785-90  Victoria & Albert Museum

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Renaissance Festival Bridal Bash

Speaking of Renaissance...

Over Labor Day weekend I traveled home to Iowa for a bridal shower, fabric shopping, and a day trip to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival!  Three of my bridesmaids (two of which are my sisters) and my parents joined me.  Us girls all got dressed up in pretty costumes, and my dad took pictures of us.