Plaid Victorian Saturday Cemetery Picnic Outfit

October is proving to be a very fun month in my corner of the world. You might have already seen my Victorian costume I made for Ren Faire. Well, I used the same bodice pattern, tweaked it, drafted a new skirt and ended up with a costume I'm pretty proud of! In looking back at … Continue reading Plaid Victorian Saturday Cemetery Picnic Outfit

Swimalong Inspiration: Victorian Bathers

Let's go for a timey wimey trip here to the glorious Victorian era. This period comprises a huge range of looks. Wikipedia is going to help us out a bit. Thanks Wikipedia editors. The Victorian era of British history was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. It was a … Continue reading Swimalong Inspiration: Victorian Bathers

Progress on Victorian Patterns

I've been staring at the simple lines from Frances Grimble's books that seem to magically come together into an elaborate Victorian costume without really understanding how one led to the other. Over the weekend, I spent about an hour with a helpful employee at Staples who helped me figure out how to enlarge the pattern … Continue reading Progress on Victorian Patterns