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2009 in review and 2010 plans

Another year has come and gone and it's time to sum it all up, costumewise!
Yeah I know it's the end of January already, but I've been hibernating a little.

(If you're interested, here are my reviews from 2007 and 2008.)

Some pictorial highlights:

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I had 16 projects planned for 2009 and I made 15, just not exactly the ones planned...

Finished projects this year
• 18th C bjd Sooah's chemise a la reine JAN
• 18th C sheer petticoat JAN
• leather UB corset JAN
• 18th C bjd striped/blue FEB
• 16th C cranach MAR
• 18th C bjd handsewn linen shirt MAR
• 18th C handsewn linen shift APR
• 18th C handsewn pondicherry petticoat MAY
• 18th C bjd handsewn breeches MAY
• 18th C petticoat to match stays in green Samir linen JUL
• 18th C bjd sherbert dress SEP
• 18th C handsewn linen cap OCT
• 18th C cotton polonaise NOV
• 18th C bjd kci zone jacket DEC
• 18th C new stays DEC

Was planned for 2009:
• 18th C striped cotton polonaise FINISHED
• 18th C striped cotton tricorn I opted out on this one
• 18th C hybrid hooded jacket I will prioritize this in 2010, honestly
• 19th C victorian corset lined up for corsetry class this spring
• leather UB corset FINISHED
• 16th C cranach FINISHED 3rd renovation
• 18th C linen shift FINISHED
• 18th C sheer petticoat FINISHED
• 18th C bjd chemise a la reine FINISHED
• 18th C floral anglaise for myself and/or bjd moved on to 2010 list
• 18th C new stays FINISHED
• 18th C striped/blue for me and/or bjd FINISHED
• 18th C stays for bjd I decided it would be too many layers
• 18th C blue/bronze Georgiana for me and/or bjd moved on to 2010 list
• 18th C picture hat moved on to 2010 list
• 19th C victorian cuirass bodice moved on to 2010 list, as it needed the corset finished

My resolution for 2009 was to remember to always work on only 3 projects at a time which worked surprisingly well, so I'm very pleased!

This year I'm going to try to be a frugal costumer and use stashed fabrics as much as I can - saving money and reducing fabric space! =) I've made exceptions for three planned costumes (my flemish and jacket and Jo's new viking) and I hope these will be the only splurges this year.

Plans for 2010: (S=stashed fabric)
• 18th C CC-U pondicherry jacket S (only eyelets left)
• 18th C pockets to match new stays S
• 18th C bumroll to match new stays S
• 18th C hybrid hooded jacket oh let this be the year plzkthxbai
• 19th C victorian corset S
• 16th C flemish
• 18th C blue/bronze Georgiana for me and/or bjd S
• 18th C picture hat S
• 10th C viking for Jo
• 18th C bjd kci redstriped jacket S
• 18th C pink and/or green floral anglaise for myself and/or bjd S
• 19th C victorian cuirass bodice S
• 18th C bjd gentleman's coat S
• 18th C bjd gentleman's waistcoat S

2010 - the year of the stash!


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 20th, 2010 09:35 pm (UTC)
I'm in awe over your productivity!

I'm trying to make 2010 a sash year as well. And if I buy fabric, then it will have to be for an immediate project, not for the stash...
Jan. 21st, 2010 09:34 am (UTC)
Thanks! Although it a lot of my review seems to be lists of tings I was meant to do but didn't, haha...
I'm glad to have a fellow stasher, instead of Beach 2010, I'll be working for Smaller stash 2010 =)
Jan. 21st, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
I've managed to get a box full of stuff to get rid of as well, from my stash. I don't need to buy any fabric for my 18th century clothes- I have loads! But I have no wool, so if I venture out into to Middle ages, then I have to. But not until I have shifts and patterns first!
Jan. 20th, 2010 11:18 pm (UTC)
I am totally with you on the year of the stash. Fabric collections seem to grow beyond both usefulness and the amount of space allotted to them.

My New Years Resolution was to get rid of half of my stash (either by giving it away, selling it, or sewing it into things). I started strong by dumping/selling a quarter of it in the first week of January, so I'm optimistic! :)
Jan. 21st, 2010 09:34 am (UTC)
Good job on selling your stash, I could never do that, so I'll really have to get sewing in order to reduce the bulk!
Stashers unite!
Jan. 22nd, 2010 03:08 am (UTC)
You made some really good progress this past year!
Jan. 22nd, 2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
I hope next year will bring less underthings and more stuff that can be bragged about in photos =P
Jan. 22nd, 2010 06:45 am (UTC)
Technically speaking, you don't need "Beach 2010", but you're still doing it, starting Monday! ;)

and WOW, never realized how busy you are, good going!!
Jan. 22nd, 2010 12:54 pm (UTC)
Hello Mr Anonymous dear... ;p
Yes, Monday (or thursday), we'll have a date!
Jan. 22nd, 2010 01:52 pm (UTC)
Well, Monday AND Thursday? ;)
Jan. 23rd, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
Are those pictures of costumes you've sewn? If so, then, omg. You're amazing.

I wish I was as productive as you!
Jan. 26th, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! =)
About half of my sewing is bjd-sized and half me-sized, but really it's the same amount of work. ;)
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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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