August 29, 2015

1830s Working Class Wear

New clothing demands a quick update...Right after work this afternoon, I hopped out of my car and begged the sister to take a few pictures of my new 1830s working class wear before the sun set.  Thankfully, Maria agreed and shot these beauties in the grove next door!  (All photographs courtesy of Maria M. - many thanks!)

Over top my mid-century undergarments & striped work petticoat, I am sporting a brand new 1830s short gown, actually completed this afternoon, and blue check apron.  A large, block printed kerchief and 30s cap perched on top of my mid-century hairdo complete the look.  Many more clothing close-ups & construction details to come...

More pictures from the impromptu photo shoot:

In case you are or have been wondering, I am clutching two new pincushions in my hands.  One is a simple, round, calico pincushion; the other features my first attempt at Berlin work.  

Stay tuned for more clothing adventures ahead!  Thanks for reading!


  1. LOVE your outfit and the food looks fabulous!!! Very rustic looking and very yummy I'm sure!! I can't wait to see more of your interpretation outfits!

    1. Thank you, Gina!! All of your lovely comments have made my day! Lisa sure is a fabulous cook, we are so lucky she came to stay with us! Well, back to sewing 30s wear...
      Anneliese :)

  2. Oh, no! It looks like all your pictures from this project disappeared. Can you re-link?

  3. Hello K - I am on a mission to restore three years of pictures, and I will certainly update this as soon as possible! Thanks!