Completed Folia Cowl (the “leafy cowl”) post number 4

(Topic: Knitting) Hi Friends! Gosh, this one took forever. I’ll check the dates on my first photos in a minute to get a ballpark of how long this took, but I’m thinking it was close to a year from start to finish. … yep, I started it in late October 2018… The reason this took

Pocket and Bustles

Hi Friends!!! As you may have seen or heard, I recently went to a ball, so there will be several posts related to that coming up. As I was preparing for the ball, I realized that since a friend was making my ball gown (Sarah Crow, The Preacher Wife’s Gowns and Carr Antiquities (Facebook)), it

Baby Set

Dearest Readers, I made this earlier this year. After I finished it, I put down knitting, and even other crafts and sewing, for a long time. I didn’t realize that I hadn’t posted pictures! I am now experiencing a knitting renaissance, and will likely be posting many more knitted items ­čÖé Garment Data:– Type: Sweater

1860s Maternity Dress

Hello Friends, Recently I decided to try to make a maternity-style dress, with the challenges of being able to accommodate different sizes and shapes that a body does during pregnancy. Since different people also carry differently (like high vs. low), the dress does end up being somewhat personalized (such as shoulder-to-waist length), but is much

1860s-Style Mourning Dress

Hi Friends, As some of you know, we recently experienced a loss in our family. This led me (of course!) to looking into historical customs of mourning, specifically for the American Civil War era (1861-65). Garment Data:– Type: Dress, specifically for mourning or half mourning, depending on the accessories– Date made: August 2016– Pattern: My

Red Memorial Day Daydress

Dear Ladies and Gents,you may have noticed an item of wear recurring in mention multiple times: a basic red cotton daydress, which, when worn without hoops, can serve well enough as a camp or work dress. Garment Data:– Type: Civil War style daydress– Date made: Just before Memorial Day, 2013– Pattern: Simplicity 4551, plus alterations.

Parti-Colored Cotehardie

Posting some older items, to catch up with what I’m working on now! Garment Data:– Type: Cotehardie– Date made: ?– Pattern: Self-drafted, based on a “block” (personal pattern) that I drafted based on the directions in The Medieval Tailor’s Assistant– Fabric: Unfortunately, this was a poor choice: A Linen/Rayon blend. Rayon doesn’t breathe, and is