All the cool kids are doing it, so here’s what I made this year:
January through April I spent all my time on my Jordan Con costume contest entry, my magnum opus, the floofiest froof of a dress to ever exist, my Kaylee shindig dress:
This consisted of the ruffled and wired hoop, the bodice, and the skirt. I was able to wear this again at the Costume College gala and I can’t wait for a chance to wear this again!
Next up in May I needed a breather, and made a chemise that can work for most of the late 1800s:
In June I made a 1910s corset (which I still haven’t taken photos of or done a final writeup of, bad blogger). I was going to take photos this weekend, but then I came down with a cold and taking cute photos was the last thing I wanted to do.
In July I trimmed two hats, and made a 1912 afternoon gown for Costume College:
In August I took a break and did a bunch of regular hemming and mending.
In September and October I became the slowest sewer in the world, and made a dress for Melisandre from Game of Thrones (also slowest blogger as I still don’t have photos of this dress).
Apparently I did nothing for all of November? Sheesh.
In December I made a 1930s sundress for my Intro to Flat Pattern class at Cañada College
Not too bad! I only ended up with 3 new outfits, but I got some underpinnings and accessories out of the way. It is however confirmed that I am the slowest sewer compared to every other blogger I read, who all somehow managed to make 10 bajillion outfits each, corsets and undergarments included…
On to 2017! My first plan is a (more historically accurate) Eliza Hamilton (nee Schuyler) 1780s dress from the play Hamilton, plus a fun little cosplay thing for Jordan Con (Sevanna, for those who read Wheel of Time). After that, who knows, as I have waaay too many ideas floating around in my head…
- early 1830s day dress for ginormous ugly sleeves
- late 1830s day dress or late 1830s evening dress or both? When the giant sleeve has moved to the lower arm.
- mid 1890s something or other, again for ginormous ugly sleeves (see a trend here?)
- A really elaborately flossed and decorated corset.
- Plus I have fabric for 1700s, I’d like a simple day dress instead of all fancy stuff.
- Or using my new pattern drafting skills to do something 1930s that will actually fit me
- Ditto above, but 1910s daywear
- Oh and I desperately need a petticoat and corset cover for the bubblegum dress above because you can see the line of my corset on my hips, ick.
- And do I really want to go on 3 years with nothing new to wear to the Renaissance Faire?
- And I bought 10 yards of this amazing silk check which will be a wonderful bustle gown, or natural form gown, but that will take all new undergarments…
- And I’m taking the Advanced Flat Pattern class at Cañada College which will require making a few things. Maybe I’ll make something 1920s for the final project as that could plausible fit the super skinny dress form *and* me…
You see my problem here.