Sewings and Goings; Love of History, Historic and Vintage Fashion

Sewings and Goings; Love of History, Historic and Vintage Fashion

Saturday, January 8, 2011

1855 Mittens

So... in midst of trying to sew and finishing some knitting and crochet projects- I have one of my first set of mittens- ever made, the first hand mitt is done.. and I'm onto working on the other hand now! Just wanted to share! - Samantha Jane

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

1850's-60's Wrapper

I haven't written in a while- but I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! My Christmas was surely great - the best things I received were the "Band of Brothers" series, some much requested stocking tights, and the most awesome thing(s) were- 2 books- one on " Nineteenth Century Fashion In Detail" (it's from the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London!) and the "80 Godey's Full-Color Fashion Plates (1838-1880)" book! I was so surprised and I just tickled to now have them!!

Anyways- in the midst of winter- and boredom setting in- I decided to do several projects- one being my wrapper. While in Gettysburg- I managed to buy the "Past Patterns 1850's- 1860's Wrapper" pattern, and I finally got around to making it! The outside is of a dark lilac purple color with small flowers and the lining is a bright red with tiny blue, white and pink flowers! I'm halfway through it- and I'll post pictures once I get the gauging sewn and can put it on the mannequin! Upon trying it on after I gauged it- I realized that one side was twisted- and had to fix it this morning- I have to go start where I left off last night!
Now - back to sewing n'at!

- Samantha Jane