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1 December 2018

It’s been a bit of the quiet sewing wise this autumn. I’m hand sewing an early 16th century shift; it’s sewn together, had the seams felled and it’s hemmed....

A couple of closed Robe à la Française

17 November 2018

Not the most popular version of the Robe à la Française, but the version with a closed skirt crops up from time to time, roughly between the 1730s-60s.Ca. 1735, The...

17th century frog purse- done!

3 September 2018

I finished something during my vacation! And a UFO of long standing too- namely the 17th century frog purse. I fell in this frog purse five(!) years ago and decided I wanted to make...

An Artistic inspired gown.

30 July 2018

Originally I had planned to make a white cotton undergown with a black wool overgown. the pattern coming from La Mode Bagatelle's Artistic Reform Teagown for Visby Baddagar, the Victorian...