Looking back, 2017 was a busy sewing year!
My biggest project was my Napoleonic court dress, train, and diadem, worn at Costume College. I spent much of the first part of the year working on it.
My 1660s Cavalier gown was also a big project. I made a bodice, skirt, chemise, bum roll, and jewelry. I’d like to revisit this to fix a few minor issues, or possibly retrim it with metallic lace.
I also made an 18th century plaid dress and wool petticoat for an Outlander-themed dinner party in May. Although the dress and fabrics are simple, I found it very flattering because of the fit (and the giant bum pad!)
I made some 1930s beach pajamas, which were really fun! I’d like to make another one in a nice print some day.
Although I technically finished my Tudor kirtle and smock last year, I didn’t get a chance to wear it until this year.
I also made a Crimson Peak-inspired ensemble for a spooky Victorian Halloween tea party. There are a few little more things I want to do with this costume before it’s really “done” and I take some better photos.
I made a 1940s blouse using a Wearing History pattern, and started some other vintage projects that I haven’t posted about yet.
I up cycled a 1990s dress into a steampunk 1890s blouse, and I’m in the process of making a matching skirt!
My final project of 2017 is a lace 1920s dress, plus a silk slip to go with it, that I made right before New Year’s. I haven’t blogged about it yet, and didn’t do any progress posts because it was a quick project! I have a post planned with a pattern and tutorial for both the slip and the dress, so stay tuned!
Wow, when I list everything out it was a busier year than I thought! I already have plenty of ideas and events planned for 2018. Happy New Year everyone!
It’s inspiring to see how many costumes you made this year. I especially like the Crimson Peak costume and can’t wait to see the finished Steampunk 1890’s costume!
Thank you Sherry! I definitely plan to wear the Crimson Peak costume again this year, and I’m excited about doing a full steampunk outfit for the first time!
It’s a lovely list! I’ve enjoyed reading your posts last year, and the variety of garments is great to see!
Thank you! I was a little surprised at the end; I did more than I thought I would!