• Costume,  Historical Costuming

    I Made a … 1820s Dress for a Regency Little Dorrit Costume

    My 1820s Little Dorrit costume is complete! It’s actually been finished since February but as I was rushing to meet the Foundations Revealed competition deadline at the time I was too stressed to do a blog post.

    Since then I’ve made lots of videos about the making of process so I won’t go into too many details here. I’ll just talk a little about my final thoughts on the project.

    You can also read my other post about this project for the undergarments and the chemisette.

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  • Close up of the finished regency stays worn over a white linen shift
    Costume,  Historical Costuming

    Hand Sewn Regency Stays – Relaxed Regency

    At the end of last year I went through a really tricky time with my health. I had to abandon all my current sewing and knitting projects as I was on strict bed rest and my brain was too fried to keep up with the complex fair isle knitting project I was then working on.

    However, I knew I still wanted to do some sort of sewing and so the idea for some historical sewing practice was born. This I could do from my bed with nothing more than a needle and thread.

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