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Completed: Laughing Moon 115 Chemise/HSM May ’22

For the May Historical Sew Monthly challenge the theme was "Protection." I decided to tackle this theme literally and make a new chemise (mostly because I really needed a new one and it was the only challenge that seemed to fit when I made up my list!) Chemises/shifts protected the body from chafing from the… Continue reading Completed: Laughing Moon 115 Chemise/HSM May ’22

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Completed: Black Snail 0119 Regency Gown for HSM June ’22

Photo by author. June Challenge Theme "At the Museum: Be inspired by the items and research available in museums and archives." Fabric from extant gown. Image from Augusta Auctions. My object of inspiration was the textile in this gown, which was previously part of the Suddon-Cleaver Costume Collection. Below you can see the gown in… Continue reading Completed: Black Snail 0119 Regency Gown for HSM June ’22

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HSM July ’22: Regency Bodiced Petticoat Research

For the Historical Sew Monthly July challenge I am making a bodiced petticoat. The challenge's theme is "geometry." I had already started this garment as part of my ongoing thesis research, but I will need it for an event later this month to go under my newest regency gown. Having this type of deadline is… Continue reading HSM July ’22: Regency Bodiced Petticoat Research

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Black Snail 0119 WIP Update 2

Amazingly, it will have only taken me just over a month to nearly complete this project! I'm pretty slow at sewing, even by machine, so I wasn't feeling too positive about hand-sewing this. Fortunately I'd already made my mock-up last year, but I did have to do another fitting. What I didn't anticipate was that… Continue reading Black Snail 0119 WIP Update 2

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Progress on Black Snail 0119 Regency Dress

In my last post I introduced my newest project for the Historical Sew Monthly's June challenge. (It doesn't actually matter in what order you do the challenges.) The cutting out, as usual was the most difficult and time consuming step. I did cut one sleeve wrong, and I accidentally cut the skirt with the train,… Continue reading Progress on Black Snail 0119 Regency Dress

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HSM June ’22: At the Museum

I've just begun my entry for the June HSM challenge and thought I'd go ahead and give some background on how this project came to be. My plan is to finish it by mid-August to wear at my JASNA region's annual retreat. I've splurged and will be staying over for the retreat along with some… Continue reading HSM June ’22: At the Museum

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Completed: LM 115 Regency Long Stays (HSM ’22 #1)

This post is a summary of my more long-winded, narrative-style posts about these stays as a work-in-progress: toile, #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5. Progress photos from these posts have not been re-posted here. These stays were sewn in preparation for my thesis work, for which I am recreating a ca. 1810-1815 dress in order… Continue reading Completed: LM 115 Regency Long Stays (HSM ’22 #1)

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WIP: LM Regency Long Stays Part 5

Photo by author. Slowly but surely I have come to the end of my stays making project! Starting it in August of 2021, I have finished it in February of 2022. How naive I was to think it would take but a month or two to complete! I will have a "completed project" post up… Continue reading WIP: LM Regency Long Stays Part 5

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WIP: LM Regency Long Stays Part 4

Since my last I posted I really got cranking on finishing these. First, I put in the bust darts that I decided I needed in the last fitting. Left bust dart (interior). Photo by author. Right bust dart (interior). Photo by author. Next, I re-hemmed the CB edge by double folding, as I didn't want… Continue reading WIP: LM Regency Long Stays Part 4

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WIP: LM Regency Long Stays Part 3

Photo by author. Work has not progressed as quickly as I would have liked for this final stretch. I was delayed by the holidays and then by the fact that my sewing room had devolved into a very messy storage space over the past year. After a day and a half spent tidying it, I… Continue reading WIP: LM Regency Long Stays Part 3