Friday, December 27, 2013

Historical Sew Fortnightly: A Year In Review

Phew! It's been a busy year on the costuming front! This was the first year that I actually felt like a costumer rather than a seamstress who occasionally makes a costume. Participating in Historical Sew Fortnightly really helped keep me motivated and get stuff done for Costume College.

Challenge #0: Something Simple-19-teens bra

Challenge #1: Centennial-1913 combinations

Challenge #2: UFO-1930s style pjs

Challenge #3: Under it all-1916-ish corset

Challenge #6 Stripes, Challenge #7 Accessory and Challenge #8 By the Sea-19-teens striped skirt, belt and middy blouse

Challenge #12 Pretty, Pretty Princess-Late 19-teens Renaissance inspired fancy dress

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Challenge #15 White- 1914 day dress

Challenge #18- Remake, Reuse, Refashion-Elizabethan Sleeves

Challenge #19- Wood, Metal, Bone-Elizabethan fitted kirtle

Challenge #20-Outerwear- Faux fur partlet

In the end, that makes 12 of the 27 challenges and I've already started on things for next year!


  1. I love those lower class Elizabethan garments. As well as the 19-teens/WWI era frocks. I think my favorite had to be the "white" project with the yellow layer underneath.

  2. Such wonderful outfits, congratulations on these beautiful garments! My favorite is your princess fancy dress:)

  3. Aw, I used to have a blue budgie. Your costumes are all amazing. I love the renaissance inspired fancy dress.

  4. Gosh you must be so proud of this wonderful work, actually awesome!

  5. Gosh, that's some amazingly prolific sewing! And it's all so lovely.

  6. What a busy, productive, awesome year of sewing you've had, dear gal. Way to go!!!

    ♥ Jessica

  7. Adorei os looks, você é linda e talentosa, parabéns.