Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all! I've been happy to spend these past weeks with friends and family, and I've been glad to take a break from the hustle and bustle of school. I had planned on all sorts of new projects to undertake but unfortunately my friend Procrastination reared his ugly head. Alas, Sam and I won't be going to the Locust Grove ball representative of 1812... 1860 or 1950 will have to do. To try and hurry through our clothes would just be a shame, since we took so much time and care into picking the perfect materials. I'd rather make a product I'm proud of and miss an event than make something I'm ashamed of and go to one.
Anyway, this new development means that there are a bunch of exciting projects lined up for the new year! I hope to use 2014 as a year to explore new eras, since I've been itching to try new things out. So, here are my New Year's Re-sew-lutions! Onward and upward!
|The National Gallery|
I'd really like to delve into the 18th century this year, as I've wanted to for many years--and as this is an era with a lot of reenactments, I'll be making the beau a suit as well. I'm planning on beginning my stays immediately after the Jane Austen Festival in July (or even sooner, if I'm able). Hopefully having those will be the kick-start I need for entering this era!
|Le Bon Genre, 1812|
The Fashions of the War of 1812 will be the focus of this year, since both Sam and I find it as our particular favorite and we both need new trimmings. Having recently finished my stays, I'll be altering my bodiced petticoat and making a new shift, along with making several new gowns and spencers. Sam needs all the accoutrements of a Regency dandy--shirt, breeches, tailcoat, waistcoat, and cravat. This year's Jane Austen Festival will be the most fabulous one yet!