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Completed: Folkwear 203 Edwardian Petticoat/HSM Dec. ’22

The December Historical Sew Monthly Challenge theme was "New Era" and while I've sewn some late Victorian/Early Edwardian costumes before they were always for the theater, not for myself. It is exciting to expand my historical wardrobe into a new time period, especially one that I have loved ever since I was very young. Photo… Continue reading Completed: Folkwear 203 Edwardian Petticoat/HSM Dec. ’22

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WIP: Edwardian Underthings

I have been working steadily on my Edwardian undergarments from Folkwear 203. Since starting it I added a bustle pad to my To Sew for Victorian Stroll list. I looked at several pattern and went with the one from Black Snail because it has size option, and uses batting instead of stuffing which I already… Continue reading WIP: Edwardian Underthings

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HSM Sep/Dec ’22: Folkwear 203 Edwardian Underthings

Photo by author. I have had this copy of Folkwear 203, which is the original early 1980s print run, for years and years. I pulled it out a few weeks ago because I need it for my outfit I am working on the annual Victorian Stroll. I had originally planned to do a bustle era… Continue reading HSM Sep/Dec ’22: Folkwear 203 Edwardian Underthings

1810s Capsule Wardrobe · 1810s Undergarments · Chemises/Shifts · Historical Sew Monthly Projects · Regency Era · Undergarments

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

Academic Research · Historical Sew Monthly Projects · Petticoats · Regency Era · Thesis: Regency Dressmaking · Undergarments

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

1810s Capsule Wardrobe · 1810s Undergarments · Academic Research · Historical Sew Monthly Projects · Regency Era · Stays/Corsets · Thesis: Regency Dressmaking · Undergarments

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)

1810s Capsule Wardrobe · 1810s Undergarments · Regency Era · Stays/Corsets · Undergarments

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

1810s Capsule Wardrobe · 1810s Undergarments · Regency Era · Stays/Corsets · Undergarments

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

1810s Capsule Wardrobe · 1810s Undergarments · Regency Era · Stays/Corsets · Undergarments

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

Academic Research · Regency Era · Stays/Corsets · Thesis: Regency Dressmaking · Undergarments

Examining Early 19th C. Long Stays II: Thread Analysis

Click here to read my previous post on the Fiber/Fabric Analysis of these stays. Thread morphology is made up of multiple aspects that can be analyzed: fiber, number of plies and cords, direction of spin for a ply, and direction of twist (the direction individual and multiple plies are twisted together). On non-historical threads one can… Continue reading Examining Early 19th C. Long Stays II: Thread Analysis