Build-A-Wardrobe

2022/23 Historical Sewing Plans

Since I didn't do a plan at the beginning of the year, being in the throes of my final semester of grad school, I figured I could play catch up now! I am not sure how realistic I am being, as I still have to finish my thesis by the end of summer, and also… Continue reading 2022/23 Historical Sewing Plans

1810s Accessories · 1810s Capsule Wardrobe · Accessories · Build-A-Wardrobe · Historical Sew Monthly Projects · Regency Era

Planning for a Picnic: New Regency Accessories

Our little group of regency picnickers has decided to get together again this June, so I am trying to use the deadline to motivate me to sew some new regency accessories. Black Snail's Sleeveless Spencer I bought all the regency era Black Snail patterns during a sale awhile back, but have yet to use them.… Continue reading Planning for a Picnic: New Regency Accessories

1810s Capsule Wardrobe · 1810s Redingote · Build-A-Wardrobe · Historical Sew Monthly Projects · Regency Era

A Regency Redingote Update

For the month of January, I hosted a #wednesdaywinterhistoricsewalong on Instagram, and coordinated a weekly Zoom sewing hour with some friends to motivate us to do just a bit each week. I'm not good at chunking out a project in this way, usually I start dreaming that I'll finish a whole project! I have all… Continue reading A Regency Redingote Update

1910s · 20th century · Build-A-Wardrobe

What to Wear on New Year’s Eve, 1919

In response to the influx of online articles disguised as "what to wear to a 1920s/2020s NYE party" that are really ads for expensive and poorly made sequined "flapper dresses", I thought it would be interesting (and hopefully educational) to dig up some images of what most women would have been wearing on December 31,… Continue reading What to Wear on New Year’s Eve, 1919