Victorian capelet


Grey faux suede for Victorian capelet for Kayle.


New Patterns

I just bought my patterns for my first Georgian gown – the Ladies’ 1780s Portrait Dress Pattern from Sense and Sensibility. I haven’t decided what fabric to use for it. I need to make another trip to Dallas. For my under garments, I bought the stays pattern from Mantua Maker.

I also bought my patterns for my first Regency gown. Also from Sense and Sensibility, the Elegant Ladies Closet and the Spencer patterns.

When shopping at JoAnn this evening (they had their sewing bags on sale), I bought a poly Dupioni in mushroom for my Regency gown and got a scarlet linen/poly for my Spencer.

The scarlet linen will serve a dual purpose. It will also become the pants for Kayle’s Soul Eater cosplay.

The Trim Fairy

A very lovely lady offered to buy our trim for us as long as we reimbursed her for the cost of the trim & shipping. Today, I got my package from my trim fairy (a.k.a. Pamela) and it’s lovely. But it actually goes with both blues I have in my stash – the periwinkle and the shell blue.

Thanks again, Pamela!

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Big day for my mail box

My mail box was stuffed today – 3 slips of paper stating I had packages to pick up.

I had bought a huge wall print (actually 8 prints) of the characters from Nurarihyon no Mago for my otaku daughter, Kayle. It’s fantastic!

I also got my order of coutil from I only ordered 2 yards, hopefully that will be enough for 2 corsets. I still need to get busks and boning.

And the last item was another prop for Mary Poppins. After all, she has to have something for a spoon, right?

(The spoon came last week.)

Is there any other day than busy?

Today started with me going to my sister’s & picking up some stuff to sell on ebay and donate through freecycle. Then on to scout locations for the DFW Costumers Guild Retreat. Followed up by more fabric shopping.

But we did get the fabric & lining for K’s Doctor Who vest (2 different stores, btw) and loaded up on historical Butterick patterns on sale at Hancock Fabrics.

We now only need pants & shirt fabric for her Doctor Who.