Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Finally, some work in progress...

I have finally started work on my next project which will be a girl's 1860s dress and underwear. The progress was pretty slow yesterday as I was looking after a poorly dog among other things, but a tiny pair of bloomers (age 6) are taking form. It may be another couple of weeks before this project is finished as I have visitors this weekend and graduate next week but at least I've started!

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Upcoming projects

My Victorian sewing  has been temporarily delayed over the past couple of weeks by another personal project which I will reveal on my Bygone Elegance blog at the beginning of next month. However, as this project is now nearly finished, I have begun planning the next items for La Belle Modiste.

The first project will be for a girl's 1860s dress, complete with underwear and a small crinoline, possibly in Christmassy red... a great opportunity to use some of my black trimmings.

And here are some of the inspirations for creating a girl's outfit.

I also have a beautiful piece of camel-coloured wool blend cloth. I have not yet decided what this will be transformed into, but it is such a nice warm fabric that I think perhaps a winter jacket of some kind would be a good choice. Watch this space...

In the next couple of weeks, I will also be moving my sales to an Etsy shop - I will post more details about this once the shop is up and running. In the meantime, I hope everyone is enjoying the changing seasons and looking forward to some great costume events this winter.