I bought myself an 18th-century dress. Then I needed to make some matching accessories: a bum pad, a cap, and apron and a fichu.
In order to prevent aches and pains, you need an emboroidery stand. I have two that I use for my projects.
I made the Saraste dress from the book Breaking the pattern for my mother from the lovely Atelier Brunette viscose.
I made the Edwardian blouse of the Black Snail Patterns with lots of pintucks and lace using thrifted curtains as a fabric!
I made a late-Victorian/Edwardian man’s trousers and a waistcoat.
I turned a pair of thrifted silk curtains into a Victorian silk petticoat. I also dyed my cotton lace to match using common food items.
I made a Victorian-inspired wool tweed jacket based on Marfy #1989 pattern and using real tailoring methods.
I am learning about the dress of my ancestors and making a traditional Karelian outfit. The first layer is called a "rätsinä" shirt.
I made a Victorian corset using a pattern from the Symington collection. This is one of my most complicated makes but a successfull one! We also visited Turku castle and got to see some extant garments from the 19th century and earlier.
I made an Edwardian outfit with a skirt and a matching bolero jackeet out of blue linen for the summer.View post to subscribe to site newsletter.