January 6, 2015

1820s Mad for Plaid: Planning

And the race is off!  In other words, the first project of 2015 is underway: a winter ensemble I've named the 1820s Mad for Plaid outfit.  Originally planned in my winter sewing list, I'm determined to see this project through and finished for my college portfolio!


1820s Mad for Plaid Winter Ensemble 

January 5th:  Accessories, including a fur muff & reticule.  Done!

January 9th:  Dress & belt.  

January 13th:  Finishing touches, including the velvet pelerine, fur collar & hat.

Bonus:  Shift (from Sense & Sensibility's Regency Underthings pattern) & bodiced petticoat to go with my new patchwork pocket, which may also serve as my HSM January challenge entry.  


Carriage Dress 1824.
(Fashion plate via: http://collections.lacma.org/node/252935)

Pink silk gown c.1825.
(Image via: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/404409241514164053/)

Promenade Dress from Ackermann’s Repository 1828.
(Fashion plate via: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/546905948470856762/)

Winter Carriage Dress from La Belle Assemblee Magazine 1818.
(Fashion plate via: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/404409241514163839/)

Dress 1814.
(Fashion plate via: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/404409241514163929/)

Accessory set c.1820-1840.
Metropolitan Museum of Art.
(Image via: http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/157842)

For more inspiration, check out my 1820s Winter Outfit Board on Pinterest.  Wish me luck & happy sewing!


  1. Oh what a fun outfit this is going to be!! I sooooo cannot wait to see it completed! You will do a fabulous job on it I just know it!!

    1. Thank you so much, Gina! I'm having a lot fun pulling everything together & I'm determined to stick to that timeline!