My plans include an embroidered evening or ball gown for myself. For my husband, a full dress uniform is in the planning stages. I also need to make stays that fit me and are comfortable. I've got short stays that do pretty well, but I'm having trouble with my long stays. It's difficult with no one to help me fit it. I may host a stay making day so several of us can help each other out.
Post by amandamoose on Jan 12, 2011 12:40:50 GMT -5
I've got a pattern for long stays, after that I plan on making a gown to wear to a tea for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding. I'm also making a couple bonnets for my mother for her birthday (which was yesterday).
I hope I don't have too much of an issue with my stays but it wouldn't surprise me if I do Good luck!
Post by autumnlight on Jan 12, 2011 23:20:41 GMT -5
I'm planning to make a gown out of some teal taffeta that I bought a while ago. I also plan to make a spencer jacket and possibly another set of stays that the gussets actually form a cup like they're supposed to and eyelets are prettier and neater on.
Post by artemisiajolie on Jan 13, 2011 3:47:04 GMT -5
I am almost finished making a new bodiced petticoat; it lacks only some ruffle trim at the bottom and maybe the sleeves. I'm about 2/3 finished with a hip-length corset. Then I need to make an overgown suitable for the upcoming midwinter feast in about a week and a half. That will be a grey silk. I also have a lovely pink sheer that I will make sometime this year. Oh, and I'm embroidering a couple of rather long shawls I'm slowly working on and hope to finish by summer. Gee is that all? Good to get a list together though; keeps one focused.
Post by amandamoose on Jan 13, 2011 13:43:04 GMT -5
There is a possibility that I could teach bonnet making at a local community college. They had an ad in our local paper saying teachers are wanted and they don't have to be "certificated". I'm not certificated lol but am enjoying making my bonnet...Do you guys think I should do it? I may be able to increase membership to the RSA. But I'm only partially through my first and I want to do soft poke bonnets as well, which I haven't made yet....whadaya think? I'm kind of excited but also afraid because I only know how to make these thanks to our lovely Stephanie....perhaps I could boosts sales of her patterns for the class? I'd give all the credit of my knowing how to do this to her of course! Any one have any tips or reasons why I shouldn't teach the class besides only making the one hat so far?
I have been wanting short stays, and have a pair cut out but not sewn at all (I just shortened the pattern from my long stays and added tabs). I would also really like to make a Spencer or Open robe, since my regency wardrobe still lacks any kind of outerwear.
Post by Goblin, esq. on Jan 18, 2011 19:31:57 GMT -5
I'm not making any plans, since they never survive.
What I've managed to do so far this year is best described as Adventures with Starch. I'll try the results at the LaHa Jane Austen Ball this coming weekend, and hopefully will have a writeup and some pictures shortly after that.