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2015 Year in Review

I don’t usually do an end-of-year review, but I finished more than I thought this year, so here we go! (My plans for 2016 are at the end of this post).

I made a Game of Thrones Kings Landing gown for myself, and an Oberyn
Martell-inspired costume for my husband.

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I made two chemise a la reines (one cotton and one made of sheer
striped silk) and wore them together to a few events.DSCN1814

I had fun frolicking in a tulle fairy tale skirt.IMG_4895

I made a wool-blend Victorian bathing suit.
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I was a maid from Downton Abbey.
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I retrimmed a bergere hat.
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I attached appliques to a dress to make my Circulatory System outfit
for the Vampire Ball.
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I finished the underskirt and overskirt for my Lady Tremaine costume.
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I made new undersleeves for my 1850s silk plaid Victorian day dress.
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My final project of the year was my 1840s fan-front Victorian day dress.
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Goals for 2016:

  • Finally complete my 18th century stays! I actually “finished” them months ago except for the binding on the eyelets, but took a break from most hand-sewing because of a wrist injury.
  • Make the bodice for my Lady Tremaine costume.
  • Trim a hat for Lady Tremaine.
  • Sew a 1920s Egyptian Revival dress for a GBACG event.
  • New regency gown – not sure day or evening yet.
  • Make more PJs.

Wish list with time frame unknown:

  • Black silk 18th century market hat
  • Black chemise a la reine
  • 1940s cocktail dress
  • Fur muff
  • Velvet cloak
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6 responses »

  1. First off can’t wait for the 1920s Egyptian Revival dress!!! AND the black chemise a la reine!! Hurry it up would ya!!! I love everything you made this year! My favorites are the chemise a la reines and….nope, they are all my favorite for different reasons and because they are all so fabulous!!
    Blessings!
    g

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    • Thank you very much Gina! The Egyptian dress is for a February event so I’ve already started on it; it’s cut out and mostly pinned together. I realized it might be cold so I should make a coat for it if I have time!

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  2. Well done! I’m impressed with all of your hard work. Your 2016 goals are excellent. Best of luck and enjoy the next journey.

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  3. You did a lot last year! I think they are all pretty fantastic, but my favourites are chemise gown, Downton Abbey maid outfit and circulatory system dress.
    Hopefully I’m able to finish my first chemise a la reine soon.

    Reply

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