I think we're over due for a post; but, for good reason...I've been busy sewing! So, what have I been up to recently? For starters, in my internship adventures, Sophia, the 1870s wrapper reproduction, trim and all, is *finished* (post pending) and I have moved onto a new, equally-exciting project. (Though to be quite honest, few projects will ever rival Sophia.) Taking another look at my spring sewing list, I made great progress with the clothes for the Sugaring Festival and my Cinderella costume is starting, very slowly, to take shape. Historical Sew Monthly projects and an entire, new wardrobe for the upcoming museum season are on my mind to conquer next!
However, for the present, I am focusing on warm clothes for cold weather (just look at that snow fall out there!) and the Genesee Country Museum's Annual Maple Sugar Festival. Last weekend marked the start of the festival and I was so pleased to be a part of the serving staff at Hosmer's Inn again. For the day, Hosmer's became an 1850s restaurant, serving chili, loaded baked potatoes, pickles on sticks, hot drinks and a variety of tea cakes. Saturday and Sunday passed in a blink of an eye, with plenty of giggles and grins of course, and I am so looking forward to doing it all again this coming weekend - March 28th & 29th. Hope to see you there!
5) 1850s wool sacque jacket - while the jacket itself is finished and wearable, more or less, the finishing touches are still being worked on (more on this later). Combination of hand stitching and machine quilting. Picture time!
|Sacque jacket front. Eventually, I plan to add a collar and buttons in contrasting fabric.|
|Sacque jacket back.|
|Close up of the sleeve interior. |
I learned a nifty, neato trick for setting in sleeve linings!
Too many projects, too little time - it's back to sewing for me. Thanks for reading!