Monday, December 20, 2010

Why I Haven't Blogged Lately

My local sewing business has been swamped the last few months with Christmas coming up. Here are six dresses I made since September.

This first one is my own dress... I had, ahem, outgrown my last authentic Civil War ballgown. (sheepish grin)

I only made half of this dress. Doesn't my sis look pretty? She was going to make the whole thing but ran out of time. So we did a little bartering and I wound up helping her with it. That's what sisters are for, right?!

This is a cotton ball gown for reenacting. The lady I made it for wanted to be able to wash it after reenactment dances out on the grass.

Doesn't she look pretty? The fabric is shot silk - something very authentic for the 1860s time period. I love the look of this dress.

This is me modeling another dress I made for someone. This turned out to be a really gorgeous outfit!

Here's some closeup detail on the bodice. I love the lines of the lace!

It is so fun to see the personalities of different ladies in the dresses they choose. This dress is just perfect for this lady!

And there you have it! When I have time, I hope to do some research for another blog post on the Victorian era. For now, you'll just have to enjoy these lovely photos.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


  1. These are all so beautiful! You certainly have been working on a lot!

  2. They are all so gorgeous :)

    I can just imagine how excited those Ladies are when they first see the dresses, like little kids on Christmas morning. :)

    It must make you feel so good to bring such joy to others.

    Happy Holidays, T. :)

  3. These are gorgeous dresses Heather and you all look beautiful in them too. They look like a lot of work and love go into each one of them.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and may God bless you with many blessings in the new year!!

  4. Thanks for the kind comments! Merry Christmas to y'all as well!