After a frantic week of last-minute sewing, I finally finished the green plaid fan-front! I wore it this past weekend at our first event of the year, “Sowing to Sewing” and received many lovely compliments from the fabulous people that I reenact with. I was a bit worried about the dress being out of date, but we managed to come up with a story about me cutting down a bigger dress from a larger auntie, and a lack of excess fabric left me with no choice but to have slim sleeves (thanks for that one, Auntie B!).
I’m taking a break from historic sewing for the week to catch up on some “real-life” things that need getting done, but after that, I’m moving on to my next project: updating my underpinnings!
Getting dressed this weekend made me realize that I have enough dresses, but the undergarments that I learned the basics on are starting to get worn out. So, a new corset, chemise, and drawers are in order for the month of May.