Category Archives: Undergarments

HSM #2 Tucks and Pleats – A Tucked Petticoat

Long ago, in the days of last summer, I intended to make a late 1830s dress for Halloween. As part of that, I started this petticoat sometime around August. And then never got around to putting a waistband on it, … Continue reading

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Vaguely victorian chemise

A quick post while I’m still researching the fit of 1830s corsets. So I actually made this chemise over a year and a half ago for my 1850s dress. Aaand the second it was finished, I hated it, and stuck … Continue reading

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HSM #1 – Foundations

I’ve really got to finish posting about my 1890s evening bodice and 1930s dress, but here we have a super quick detour for the Historical Sew Monthly #1 – Foundations. I took this rather literally – a foundation garment, which … Continue reading

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Finished Venetian accessories

I did in fact finish everything in time for Sebastopol faire! But,¬†I don’t actually have any of the photos yet, so to tide you over, here are some cell-phone pictures of the accessories. Here is the finished camicia: (with an … Continue reading

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undo undo undo

So I was hoping to be finished with this camicia last weekend, but I wasn’t able to sew the lace on by machine. So sewed 120″ of lace around the top by hand. Boooring. Then gathered it up by machine … Continue reading

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Continuing on the camicia

These things really do eat up fabric don’t they? I had hoped to handsew the whole thing, but I’ve been having bad RSI-ish feelings in my wrists for a few weeks now, and hand-sewing four 40″ french seams sounded like … Continue reading

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Camicia

So Faire season is coming up, and I’m feeling the urge to wear the Venetian this year, instead of last year’s De Heere Lady. As usual, it needs some work. First up, a camicia. Last year I did elizabethan smock … Continue reading

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Paniers finally done

Well, these were done a week ago, but I never got around to taking photos. And sheesh, there were more glitches and delays sewing these paniers¬†than was really necessary. In last week’s episode, I was unable to cut through my … Continue reading

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No paniers today

Was thinking of finishing my paniers today! But that has been derailed. My wire cutters were unable to go through the hoop wire. I popped over to OSH and bought some heavy duty snips, those are sure to work yes? … Continue reading

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Sometimes you get in the mood to make paniers

What, you’re telling me you’ve never gotten in the mood to make paniers? That’s what I thought. The Dreamstress put up a Panier-Along tutorial a while ago for paniers circa 1760-1780, and I’ve got an event to wear these to … Continue reading

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