Monday, January 21, 2013

sewing, sewing...

Here's a peek at what I've been sewing...  I'm making a late 1840's afternoon dress.

I've had the fabric for a long time and I've always known exactly what I wanted to make with it... So, I finally started it. The skirt is finished. *sigh*... :)

Besides my love of this era of fashion, my inspiration came from a paper doll book I have.
(Which you can find here on Amazon.)

The dolls and dresses in it are the original drawings from the magazines and so completely historically wonderful!
I was also inspired by this dress from Cranford worn by the inimitable Miss Pole.
 And the dresses from Martin Chuzzlewit.

And because I couldn't resist this picture.. My two favorite characters in Martin Chuzzlewit. =]
Sarie Gamp and Betsy Prigg

Oh, so funny! Elizabeth Spriggs is one of my most favorite actresses in the world. (She's on the left -- you probably know her as Mrs. Jennings from Sense and Sensibility -- but might not recognize her with that "..'eavenly dispogition..." as she would say.)  She is so brilliantly funny!
And that Mr. Dickens.. I declare!

I am busily working on my dress and am happy to say it is coming along nicely. I can't wait to show it to you!
Please tell me...
What have you been sewing?  
or even... 
been wanting to sew? I'd love to know!

I hope you are all well and happy!
All my love,


Andrea Groff said...

I love to see it when it is completed. I need to sew :)white dresses/scrubs for CNA classes. My mother is making me a dress for a barn theme this weekend. I actually don't know what it will look like :)

Emaline Foster said...

of course... I'll definitely post some pictures when it is finished. Good job sewing your own scrubs! practical sewing..that's what I need to do more of. =] I'm sure your dress will be lovely! I love Barn themes and the like!

Thank you ever so much for your comment!