Below are links to photos and information about some of the garments I have made. Some have more detail than others, because I finished the garments before I created this website or haven’t yet had a chance to take photos and gather information about them. I also have a Costume Event Photo Page, that has photos taken at various costuming events with friends.
I am still in the process of learning to sew, as well as learning about historical garments. I am not at a 100% historically accurate sewing level yet. I don’t know if I will ever get there — I just know I enjoy sewing, and I love clothing like this. I push myself outside of my comfort zone just enough to learn something new, yet ultimately I want to be happy with what I make. It also helps to have knowledgeable friends who can give you tips! 😉
- My first stays, using a pattern from Corsets & Crinolines with some changes.
- My first shift, using two websites (cotton fabric for testing the pattern).
- Narrow sleeve shift (cotton fabric, similar to above).
- My first cap, using information on the Internet (cotton fabric for testing the pattern).
- My first pocket hoops, using Corsets & Crinolines.
- A quick and simple false rump.
- My first embroidered hanging pockets, using a Janet Arnold pattern.
- Several 18th century petticoats, for pocket hoops.
- Some 18th century petticoats, for a false rump.
- A quick 18th century apron and neckerchief.
- 18th century embroidered mitts (my first pair, in gray and white).
- Black 18th century embroidered mitts (2nd pair).
- Embroidered knotting shuttle bag (my first project using the knotted thread I made).
- My first attempt at trimming a hat — a yellow and white rose bergère hat.
- My first 18th century outfit — The K Gown.
- The Yellow Rose Jacket.
- 1780’s Chemise a la Reine (lots of photos).
- 1780’s Plumed Straw Hat.
- Late 18th century work bag.
- Late 18th century picture/Gainsborough hat.
- My first men’s shirt for my husband, using a website’s instructions.
- A quick hair accessory for my husband, a bagwig-style bourse hair pouch and ribbon.
- Gray 18th Century Waistcoat for my husband.
- My first late bustle ballgown (Truly Victorian patterns).
- An evening bodice to match the previous bustle gown skirts (Truly Victorian patterns).
- My first Victorian corset (Laughing Moon pattern).
- My first late bustle (Truly Victorian pattern).
- My first petticoat (Truly Victorian late bustle pattern).
- My first combination undergarments (Truly Victorian pattern).
- My first reticule/purse to match the burgundy ballgown (my pattern).
- Plaid Reticule to match a plaid bustle gown (Simplicity 9966 pattern).
- Black Reticule (Simplicity 9966 pattern).
- Plaid Travel Gown (Truly Victorian patterns).
- Gray Bustle Skirt — to match previous travel gown bodice (Truly Victorian pattern).
- 1880s Talma Wrap for bustles (Truly Victorian pattern).
- Small 1880s Bonnet.
- My first attempt at a Regency Stovepipe Bonnet (my own pattern).
Dwarf Costuming & Replica Props
- The Key to Erebor Replica (purchased for costume and display). — Link to blog entry, needs a separate page.
- United Cutlery Orcrist Sword Replica (purchased/gift — reference/display only or costume?).
- Noble Collection Deathless Sword Replica (purchased/gift — reference/display only).
- Weta Ring of Thorin Oakenshield (purchased/gift — reference/display only).
- Noble Collection Rune Ring of Thorin Oakenshield (purchased/gift — reference/display only).