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2008 in review and 2009 plans

I hope everyone had fabulous holidays - I've been peeking at your journals even though it's been all tumbleweed here on mine, but before I started posting about my latest sewing news I thought it was high time to have a look at the past year. My review for 2007 is here, if you're interested.

Some pictorial highlights:

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Finished projects this year
• 19th C lobster bustle
• 19th C chemise
• 18th C petticoat
• 18th C shift
• 18th C shirt (Jo)
• 18th C breeches (Jo)
• t-shirt doRedo pants
• teapot lolita
• 19th C four gore underskirt
• 19th C wash skirt
• 19th C Sweeny Todd ruffled underskirt
• red viking pants (Jo)
• grey viking pants(Jo)
• gingerbread lolita

Had Planned for 2008: (S=started but on hold, F=finished)
• 1883 Victorian late bustle dress S cuirass bodice left
• Victorian underpinnings S have to finish up corset
• 18th C new pair of stays
• 18th C finish polonaise en fourreau S my eternal project...
• 18th C floral cotton chemisedress/caraco/anglaise
• 16th C Cranach F twice(!) but still want to rework
• 18th C breeches for Jo's uniform F
• Viking pants for Jo F two of them =)
• Grey UB corset S My leather UB is a substitute
15th C Beatrice D'Este
16th C Elizabethan

Plans for 2009:


• 18th C cotton polonaise let me finish this already
• 18th C hybrid hooded jacket
• 19th C victorian corset
• leather UB corset
• 16th C cranach
• 18th C striped tricorn
• 18th C linen shift
• 18th C sheer petticoat
• 18th C bjd Sooah's chemise a la reine

Yet to start:
• 18th C floral anglaise for myself and/or bjd
• 18th C new stays
• 18th C picture hat
• 18th C striped/blue for me and/or bjd
• 18th C stays for bjd
• 18th C blue/bronze Georgiana for me and/or bjd
• 19th C victorian cuirass bodice

You might notice that I haven't planned any new costumes for Jo, which feels weird, but having asked him repeatedly what he'd like next, he continues to say he's all good for now. While I do enjoy sewing for myself, it's nice to see him in new stuff too. We'll see.


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 10th, 2009 06:30 am (UTC)
That's an impressive list! I really like the lobster bustle.
Jan. 13th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it seems the list of plans always ends up longer than the one of accomplishments, but I'm still happy with what I got done =)
Jan. 11th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
I cant wait to see all the 18th century stuff you have planned! Yumm!
Jan. 12th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
Oh lord.. Beginning of 2009, and all that planned? I'm guessing a quadrupling of those projects before the end of may.. :)

Good luck though :)
Jan. 12th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
And that wasn't supposed to be a reply, but meh.. :)
Jan. 13th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
Yes well 9 out of the 16 planned projects are already started so it's all about getting off the couch and finish them. And actually - one's finished already :)
Jan. 13th, 2009 03:01 pm (UTC)
Yes, this will hopefully be the year of 18th C bonanza =)
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Costume Plans

Current Projects:

15th c French Peasant
16th c Kampfrau
10th c Viking
18th c Pet-en-l'air
Kidlet sized costumes

Finished Projects:

• 10th C linen Kidlet dress (by hand)
• 16th C Florentine child
• 10th C viking jacket for Jo (by hand)
• 20th C Titanic green
• 18th C kci redstriped jacket
• 10th C viking underdress (by hand)
• 10th C viking apron dress (by hand)
• 10th C undershirt for Jo
• 10th C viking tunic for Jo
• 10th C viking pants for Jo
• 10th C Kidlet shift (by hand)
• faux fur hat
• 18th C picture hat
• 18th C bumroll (by hand)
• 18th C CC-U jacket (by hand)
• wedding dress for Sister-in-law
• 18th C bjd fur breeches
• 16th C flemish kirtle (by hand)
• 16th C flemish linen partlet (by hand)
• 16th C flemish wool partlet (by hand)
• faux fur jacket
• 18th C cravatte for Jo
• 18th C waistcoat for Jo
• 18th C bjd gentleman's waistcoat
• 18th C pocket (by hand)
• 18th C new stays
• 18th C bjd kci zone jacket
• 18th C cotton polonaise
• 18th C linen cap (by hand)
• 18th C bjd sherbert dress
• 18th C petticoat to match stays
• 18th C bjd breeches (by hand)
• 18th C petticoat (by hand)
• 18th C linen shift (by hand)
• 18th C bjd linen shirt (by hand)
• 16th C cranach
• 18th C bjd striped/blue
• leather UB corset
• 18th C sheer petticoat
• 18th C bjd chemise a la reine
• gingerbread lolita
• grey viking pants(Jo)
• red viking pants (Jo)
• 19th C Sweeny Todd
• 19th C wash skirt
• 19th C four gore underskirt
• teapot lolita
• t-shirt doRedo pants
• 18th C breeches (Jo)
• 18th C shirt (Jo)
• 18th C shift
• 18th C petticoat
• 19th C chemise
• 19th C lobster bustle
• X-mas plaid lolita
• Waist cincher corset
• 18th C stays
• 18th C uniform coat (Jo)
• 1910 UB corset
2006 - 15C Dürer
2006 - Swan Dress
2005 - Corset Wench
2004 - 14C Workdress
2004 - Forest Fairy
2003 - 16C Doublet
2002 - 10C Viking Tent
2000 - 10C Viking
1995-2000 - all kinds of embarrassing costumes ;)

Resource Library:

Patterns of fashion 1
Patterns of Fashion 2
Patterns of Fashion
Costume in Detail
Historical Fashion in Detail - the 17th and 18th centuries
Period Costume for Stage & Screen 1500-1800
Period Costume for Stage & Screen 1800-1909
Corsets and crinolines
18th Century Embroidery Techniques
Eighteenth-Century French Fashions in Full Color
Medieval Tailor's Assistant

Your Wardrobe Unlock'd: The costume maker's companion

Foundations Revealed - the Corsetmaker's Companion

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