This is not an exaggeration! Have you ever wanted a really large and nice skirt that took little time to make, that was adjustable, and that looked really fancy? LOOK NO FURTHER. 18th century petticoats, my darlings. I made two, in one evening, sewing by hand. How, you ask? Why, the secret is simple, flat… Continue reading THE MOST USEFUL SKIRT PATTERN YOU WILL EVER FIND!
Author: Maren Sofie
About hold-in and push-up!
It took hundreds of hours and millions of stitches, but these are my hand sewn 18th century stays! And here is how they were made: I used this pattern, and did the 1780s model, as it had the supportive "flaps" over the hips to help carry the weight of petticoats and dresses. First, I made… Continue reading About hold-in and push-up!
I've made stockings! It was so much fun, I made two pairs! I would probably have made three, if I hadn't spent a lot of fabric and time finding out how to make them fit me. I used the pattern and tutorial here (that blog is awesome by the way! I love it!), and the… Continue reading Stocking up!
Chemise number two! Done exactly the same way as the first one, only without sleeves, and it works really well. Need ironing, other than that it's done! Here follows a small tutorial on how to do side-gores on skirts and dresses. This is by no means the only way to do this, but it's my… Continue reading Gore galore!
Here we go again... Once more, I am putting pictures of myself in my underwear online. This blog should come with some kind of warning... This is a chemise or underdress. It's made much the same way I make most of my medieval tunics, using rectangles, squares and triangles, making the most of the fabric… Continue reading Good chemise-try!
Stuff I made and wore in 2014!
18th century nightgown/round gown: American Civil War 1863 wardrobe: Chemise, white cotton with lace. Drawers (white cotton with lace), stockings (white wool) and shoes. Corset (white satin) Modesty petticoat (white cotton, yellow bias tape). Hoop skirt (white cotton and sprung steel). Over petticoat (white cotton). Garibaldi blouse (white cotton, grey satin bias tape) and skirt… Continue reading Stuff I made and wore in 2014!