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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Making a plain cabinet fancy

I bought a cream-colored china cabinet but thought it looked a little too plain. I added some yellow accents to make it more cheery and match the other yellow things in my living room.

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18th Century Riding Habit (part 1)

Yes, it’s summer but I’m planning to make a wool riding habit. I have some lovely light blue wool that’s been in my stash for a few years and I finally figured out what to do with it.


I found this pattern for a riding habit.


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Toadstool Footstool (Mushroom Pouf)

Project: Toadstool Footstool

Cost: $0

I wanted a cute footstool, but didn’t want to spend any money on it, so here’s how I made one using stuff I had around the house.

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Hello world!

Hello! I’m a fabric junkie interested in historical costuming and household crafts. I’ve sewn Victorian, medieval, Regency and 50s, but my current interest is 18th century.

Sometimes I get asked, “how did you do that?” or I try to remember “how did I fix that problem?”

This blog is part dress diary, part reminders for my future self.

Follow along as I work on reducing my fabric stash, feature some past projects and post an occasional tutorial.