Category: Dress Diary

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12/25/13

Permalink 09:31:00 pm, by Heather McNaughton Email , 930 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Dress Diary
I was looking through my copy of the 1863 La Mode Illustre, when I ran across this beautiful chemisette.  It is made with a lace and insertion section at the neckline which would fill in a half-high neckline.  I do not read French, so I am not sure if t… more »

03/03/13

Permalink 11:36:00 am, by Heather McNaughton Email , 686 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Dress Diary
The one thing I really love about the 1903 Edwardian Blouse pattern, is that the originals are so often make out of battenburg lace.  I am not able to make my own lace, so I went on a search for some battenberg yardage.  I found bit and pieces, but noth… more »

02/23/13

Permalink 05:14:00 pm, by Heather McNaughton Email , 117 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Dress Diary
At long last, I finished this dress!!! I actually finished this a little while ago, and I took pics of it on a manequin in my messy sewing room.  But those pics just didn't do it justice, so I wanted to wait until I had a change to put on the dress an… more »
Tags: raphael

01/01/12

Permalink 08:45:00 pm, by Heather McNaughton Email , 925 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Dress Diary
I have been sewing an hour here and and hour there over the last several weeks. Which is terrible for blogging. Who wants to hear "I sewed another seam today." But progress has been made when you add the hours up. The bodice is actually finished!… more »
Tags: raphael

12/09/11

Permalink 04:04:00 pm, by Heather McNaughton Email , 716 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Dress Diary
I am once again excited about this dress.  I have to admit, last week I was ready to dump this project in the bin.  But this week, good things happened and I am again convinced this dress will be awesome when (if) I get it finished. I realized last wee… more »
Tags: raphael

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