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    The Great Dickens Sewing Marathon of over...-ish

    So here is a teaser image from this year's sewing marathon.  I will update this soon, as I am still waiting on pictures to come in.  This was a really rough year; too many dresses, and not enough help.  What got finished is beautiful and I am very proud of it all, but I was unable to complete 2 pieces, and that never makes a dresmaker happy.  They don't realize it yet though, but they will be even happier when I do get finished! :-)

    I have put up some pictures in a new set on Flickr.  Check them out, and feel free to comment.  I will add more as soon as I have them.

    To close, here is another dress from this year.



    Etsy, interesting

    Amongst other things that I am sewing on this winter, I decided I could squeeze in a trousseau... or two.  Scott Philo and I were talking about Etsy yesterday, and I got the idea that I could put my trousseaus up on the site.  I have bought several things from it, and generall enjoy shopping there.  I will be interested to see if it generates any questions at the least, a trousseau or two will also be acceptable. *grin*

    In case your life would not be complete without a Mid-Victorian hoop trousseau like Deeanne Gist's in Victorian Romance, or a Bustle-era trousseau like Sharon Thompson's, here is my Etsy site.

    Cheers and Happy Holidays!



    Better Late than Never!

    My dear friend Delaenya was very patient this year when I got sick, and could not finish her new dress for Dickens on the Strand last year.  Now, having more time, I have been finishing it up.  Here you can see the inspiration picture as well.  I won't do a diary of this, because I just can't remember now. :-) 

    I made it from a really pretty cut cotton velvet with linen back fabric, in shades of brown and orange that I found at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.  My original intention was to make a bustle coat with it, but Delaenya like the fabric a lot, so now it is a dress!  I mixed it with a woven blended fabric in shades of orange, and the pleated trim is linen. 

    I have an enormous weak spot for polonaises, and this came out really cute.  I may need to have one!

    There are a few more pictures on flickr, and I will add more once it is complete!


    Just thought I'd mention finishing the Un-mentionables, and an Update

    I just finished Sharon Thompson's set of un-mentionables. I have assembled a little diary about its construction with images. Should you be interested, read it here.

    Also the rest of the pictures are here. Please, excuse all the crazy crap in the background. My workshop is also storage for the booth. :)

    The rest of the dress is finished, too, and she looked amazing at Dickens on the Strand that year!