While I have hundreds of ideas and want lists floating around in my brain, rationally and realistically, only the following are immediate needs with actual deadlines:
1) One of the head costumers at Stages, which was one of the local theaters I student costumed for during high school (eventually there will be some more posts on this), contacted me the other day and asked me to make a hairpiece for Little Women - a black snood with blue velvet trim and beaded accents. This is the reference picture she sent me:
|"Navy Blue Velvet Bowknot Barrette Hair Clip Snood Net for Women" via http://www.sourcingmap.com/navy-blue-velvet-bowknot-barrette-hair-clip-snood-net-for-women-p-275183.html|
2) For the Preparing for the Holidays event at the village, I will be serving food at Hosmer’s Inn! I have been instructed to bring an apron (in addition to 1850s attire) - so how about a madder-colored plaid pinner apron?
Another chemise & pair of drawers as mine from the past season are looking a tad wornjust finished!
- Two tucked petticoats & a plain petticoat
- Flannel petticoat as December in upstate New York is absolutely frigid
- Hoping to acquire -
wool stockings, sontag, fingerless gloves
Historical: And the start of my new college portfolio...
1) Regency Morning Attire: a ruffly half robe, perhaps with a cross front bodice, made from a small green check cotton (stash fabric - 2 yards). Accessories will include a frilly cap with a matching chemisette or fichu & a pocketbook filled with period-looking letters.
|Inspiration: Lady's Gingham Dressing Gown c.1825-1835|
(Image via: http://whitakerauction.smugmug.com/TashaTudorAuction/Tasha-Tudor-Auction/i-4dbgQLm)
|Frilly cap inspiration.|
(Image via: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/560135272377625342/)
|Corded bonnet & chemisette from the Napoleon: The Empire of Fashion Exhibit.|
(Image via: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/50735933277745583/)
|Lady's Pocket Book or Letter Case, c. 1780-1800|
(Image via: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/483785184941919568/)
2) 1820s Mad for Plaid Winter Outfit: Now that I've made one Regency-esque dress, I naturally want an entire wardrobe full! How about a series of "four season" Regency dresses for my portfolio? I have an autumn themed dress, so next it's a wintertime dress made from black cotton broadcloth with plaid trim and burgundy cotton piping. Accessories will include a fur muff, pelerine with a fur collar, reticule and bonnet.
|Dress inspiration: tulle summer gown, c. late-1820s- early-1830s|
Kerry Taylor Auctions
(Image via: http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/a-tulle-summer-gown,-late-1820s,-the-bodice-cuffs-209-c-859a5671cc)
|Accessory set c.1820-1840|
Metropolitan Museum of Art
(Image via: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/157842)
|Grey polka-dot stash fabric (6 yards)|
|Dress Inspiration c.1829|
(Image via: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/107956)
(Image via: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/157202)
Sew many ideas, sew little time...happy sewing!
|When I see a pretty dress (probably on pinterest)...please, pretty please can I have it?!?|
(Image via: http://www.afungram.com/cute-squirrels/cute-squirrels-3/)