So how did 2017 pan out, compared to 2016?
The Edwardian Bathing SuitGemeentemuseum The Haag.
I didn't have a pattern, check out here how I made them.
To be honest I wasn't very happy with this costume. My mistake was, I didn't do a fitting. The idea was there, but I didn't execute it to it's full potential.
The Edwardian Suit
Check here, how I made it.
I was extremely happy with this costume. Comfortable to wear, the fabric was a delight to sew with and I felt this costume suited me well, (excuse the pun).
I think by this stage of the year, it finally clicked with me, to search for good quality fabric. Also do a fitting!!!!
I wore the suit again, when we visited the Dame Nellie Melba Estate in Coldstream, Victoria. It was a real thrill when I saw someone in an old photo at the museum wearing a similar suit to what I was wearing.
Photo Credit: Coombe Yarra Valley
A Robe and a Stole
This costume was a commission.
My mother who is a funeral celebrant was conducting a funeral for a woman who follows the Wiccan faith. The woman requested that my mother wear a purple robe and red stole at her funeral.
It meant a lot to me, that this would be suitable for funeral service. Even though it was a simple garment to make, I still felt a bit of pressure making it, due to thinking, would it be ok.
Overall happy with it.
The Georgian Ensemble
I made the Georgian ensemble of items for a Georgian / Regency High Tea, to be held at The Gables.
I was extremely happy with this outfit. I was amazed with myself that I completed all the components on time.
Thankfully this costume was very comfortable to wear and easy to drive in!
To see how I made each component check out my posts here:-
Georgian Costume - Part 1
Georgian Costume - Part 2
Georgian Costume - Part 3
So 2018, so what will you bring me now?
Half way through a late Victorian Bustle outfit
Edwardian Dress for a Picnic at Hanging Rock event
Maybe start on my 2017 outfits off the list I made back in 2016 LOL
Regency Custom Order