A Victorian lingerie dress
Lingerie dresses are those pretty frilly dresses that make the iconic Edwardian look with their lace inserts and pale colours. However, they first appeared in the 1890s. For a long time, I have wanted to make my own but sourcing that much lace was a problem. This kind of dress can use hundreds of euros worth of cotton lace which is way out of my budget. Then I had a stroke of luck and I found huge rolls of lace at the local Recycling centre. These rolls had hundreds of metres, some several kilometres worth of lace and they only cost about 15 to 20 euros each. Admittedly the lace…
A Belle Époque evening gown in a day and a manor house weekend
I made an Edwardian evening gown in a day to join a turn-of-the-century manor house weekend.
I sewed the Edwardian Blouse by Black Snail Patterns
I made the Edwardian blouse of the Black Snail Patterns with lots of pintucks and lace using thrifted curtains as a fabric!
An Edwardian girl’s sailor bodice construction
I bought an Edwardian bodice and replicated it for my daughter. With a simple skirt and some accessories she now has a full outfit.
An Edwardian man’s outfit
I made a late-Victorian/Edwardian man’s trousers and a waistcoat.
An Edwardian corset cover out of silk curtains
I made an Edwardian corset cover out of leftover curtain silk after finishing my Victorian silk petticoat. So much ruffle!
Making a guimpe and refashioning a fleamarket blouse
I refashioned a thrift store cotton and silk blouse to an Edwardian blouse by adding some vintage lace details and a cotton tulle guimpe.
Finnish underwear at the turn of the 20th century – part 4: Petticoat and a bustle
I continue making turn-of-the-century underwear using period patterns published in Finland. Now it's a time for a petticoat and a bustle.
Edwardian accessories: a parasol and a hat
I took an old umbrella and turned it into an Edwardian style silk parasol. I also transformed a modern paper straw hat into an Edwardian style hat.
Blue Edwardian outfit
I made an Edwardian outfit with a skirt and a matching bolero jackeet out of blue linen for the summer.