My gods, it's basically been a year since I last posted over here.
Perhaps some of you have been following me over at my Warm Ray Gun blog, but I feel this page has been neglected.
So here's a quick update regarding a current project!
In my usual last-minute and late night inspirations, I've decided to make a royal blue velveteen riding habit in the style of the 1840s.
It's going rather well, actually, and it may be done in time to wear to Dickens Fair this Saturday.
I'll elaborate more on a future post when it's done and presentable. While it's nothing fancy yet, here are a few progress shots via my Instagram page.
The fabric; a rich royal blue cotton velveteen from Renaissance Fabrics.
Whew, the silk satin collar and velvet revers are nearly done. Tough part round one; done. Up next...sleeves. As experienced as I am, setting in sleeves to a bodice or, in this case 'jacket', still makes me squirm. #finishbyfriday #victorianstyle #1840sfashion #victorianridinghabit #sewingwithvelvet #fearisthemindkiller