Well we had a dream costume list for 2008 so what do you plan to make or hope you can make or wish you could make for 2009 Right now my plans are relatively modest I tend to set too many goals for myself and not go through with them so this year I have only got 2 deadlines to work towards and I'm taking a much more relaxed attitude to the rest of the stuff I want to make. So my two deadlines are at least one Regency gown and a spencer (or maybe a pelisse) for the local Jane Austen Festival in March. I'm not sure if I want to make a day dress and an evening dress or just use the Spencer to pretend that my ballgown is a day dress. My other deadline is July for a Tudor (1530s) gown apart from that I hope to finish some of my half finished or finished 'good enough for now' outfits before starting completely new projects.
Post by Miss Credit on Jan 4, 2009 11:36:17 GMT -5
Well I have a bit of a list but most of it I can finish throughout the season. - A green velvet military inspired spencer with a nankeen colored petticoat and green velvet slouch beret for the Fort Meigs fashion show in April. - A white muslin crossover gown with a pink and purple checked silk spencer. - A beige floral rolled print redingote. - A navy blue wool pelisse trimmed in silver fox or cream mink for Mississinewa in October. - A midnight blue and gold sari evening gown for the ball at the Grand Tactical in July.
Aside from those I need to make a new pair of stays and a couple chemise and I should probably get a couple new bonnets as well.
I don't have any Regency events this year, so not much to talk about that, unless my Costume Attention Deficit Disorder or CADD, strikes again. I still have the blue embroidered fabric to make a Regency gown from. What I do have coming up is the Riverside (CA) Dickens Festival, and will be finishing my 1840s purple floral cotton gown for that soon. After that, in April, we're hoping to go to Colonial Williamsburg, VA, and I started on a 1770s gown in a red floral linen for that. I have a friend who works there, and we're going to stroll around in costume. Next up would be Costume College, and I also started the bodice for a re-creation of a gown from a portrait of Georgiana, the Countess Spencer (mother of the Duchess of Chatsworth/current movie Duchess). The original is an orangish-gold fabric, mine will be a pumpkin orange. And from last year, I still have my 1880s all black Natural Form gown I've been working on every once in awhile for the last few years. I really should get that done. Any extra time may be given to Regency.
Well, I'm going to be gradumating and stuff, so for the first part of the year I imagine I won't have any time for sewing at all. But after that, I mean to get one full regency and one full victorian costume done. That means petticoats, stays, and everything.
OK, I have a bonnet I want to make like the one Lizzie Bennet had when she was out with her aunt and uncle on the rocks. I need a new ball gown by the end of the month...I guess I should get it started. I would love to make a whit muslin dress that is a front closure that has red embrodery. I am getting busy this weekend and next. Happy Sewing!!