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I was being filmed by a German TV crew for German public television here. They’re doing a documentary on the South and the Athenaeum is going to be featured in it!
With my lovely friend Anne! We all wore full or half mourning clothing this day.
The Pillow family plot! Makes me sleepy.. yaaaawn :3
alfonsoh-deactivated20121206 asked: Hello,
I've been a fan of your blog for a pretty long time now and just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate all of the work you put into it! I'd also like to say that the dresses you made are absolutely beautiful!! Are the skirts made in the same manner as a dirndl skirt?
Hi! It’s wonderful to hear from you. I’m so glad you’re a fan of the blog and thank you so much for your compliments of my dress :)
For the skirts, I generally cut one rectangle four yards wide and pleat or gather than into the waistband. Occasionally I’ll panel the skirt so that the waistband is not as bulky, but generally I do one long width.
itsgoingtobeokay asked: Hello, my name is Kyra and I would like to say how much I love the dresses you make. You truly have a gift. I wish I could also make beautiful dresses,
Hello, Kyra! I am honored to hear something like that :) it only takes determination and practice, practice, practice!
arsauroprior asked: You are very talented young lady! great gowns.
btw amazing blog. I'm loving it.
Thank you very, very much! I’m so glad you like my dresses and like the blog :)
loiseaurouge asked: Your mourning gown is wonderful!
Looking forward to see more of your projects.
Thank you so much! I’ll be posting photos from my weekend soon so you can see all the dresses :)
ornamentedbeing asked: Oh my goodness I totally just reblogged one of your posts from like five months ago. I found it on a forum board and it linked me right back to you. :P
Haha glad to know the stuff I posted months ago is still liked :D
Just because the 1860s Girls’ School that I just returned from claimed that ladies did not wear red (at all) or silk during the day.. here is a red silk day dress at the Met from 1865.
I’ve been very hastily preparing for my costumed trip this Friday. Lots and lots of sewing! Although I’ll post all of my finished dresses after the trip, for the time being feel free to adore ornamentedbeing for your historical costume fix :)
itspuddingnotsweets asked: Omggg the dresses you made are amazing! :) Did you make them by yourself? How long did it take it total? Where did you get your patterns from?
Sorry for all the questions!
Thank you so much! I did make them all by myself :) I create all my own patterns as well. Each dress generally takes me about a week but I’m on such a tight schedule right now that I have to do each in two or three days D: and don’t worry about the questions, I’m happy to answer them!
sewlongfarewell asked: Oh my God! Your pieces are so beautiful! I'm in complete awe. I wish I could clone you and have you help on my show next semester. =)
hahah thank you so much! I’d love to help with a show or photo shoot sometime. That seems like a lot of fun! I hope your show goes well :)