A Few More Things Finished

Another teaser photo of my chemise a la reine. I’m almost finished! I only wish the arm ribbons had matched with the sash a little better, but it was hard to find what I was looking for. I can always change them later! More photos by the end of the month (if not earlier), I’m sure!

I’ve been busy. I not only managed to finish a few things, but finally found the time to update the costume page with them!

New Shift

First, I just finished my narrow-sleeved shift.

This will be worn with the chemise a la reine and other tight-fitting sleeves. The puffy sleeves of my own shift were too bulky and got in the way.

Although my chemise a la reine has puffy sleeves, there are two ribbons on each sleeve that tie around the arm to help create those poofs. When I did a fitting using my first shift, I realized I would end up fighting all the poofy fabrics, even on an outfit like that one.

New Reticule

I needed a black reticule — not just for an upcoming event, but I also figured it would be handy to have for almost any outfit.

I decided to use the same pattern I used on the plaid reticule.

Cuffs Added to Gray Bodice

I also added gathered white cuffs to my gray bodice from the travel gown page (see photo on this page).

I’m hoping to wear this bodice with the new gray bustle skirt (I haven’t taken photos of this skirt, or put it online yet) at an event later this month.

20 Years

Sorry I’ve been so quiet lately. There’s been a lot going on.

In fact, my husband Christopher Gronlund and I just celebrated 20 years together this July 3rd!

Still More to Sew!

I still have some more things to sew (not to mention, purchase) before I can share the photos of the chemise a la reine. I’m hoping to have it ready for an event at the end of this month. I know I’ve been teasing a little with this costume, but it’s been hard not to share lots of photos. For some reason, I’m really wanting to hold off on sharing too many since this outfit is so over the top for me. Ha!

There are some things I’d like to change about it already, like the arm ribbons and sash not matching up in color as well as I’d hoped — but it was difficult to find everything I needed. It’s just getting to the point where I’d just like to have it finished and wear it and not worry about every little detail!

The photo at the top of the page is another little teaser. I couldn’t show much more, because I was also wearing the shift when it was still needing the neckline finished. Just a few more things, and I’m sure I’ll try to take some photos before late July! 🙂

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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