January 6th, 2020

2019 Year in Review

I feel like (compared to past years) I have sewn very little this year, especially when it comes to historical pieces. I have also (at least since CoCo) posted very little on here, since the sewing and the posting tend to go hand in hand. It's also frustrating that I don't have an easy way to post pictures to here, so any pics in this wrap-up are just going to be links to instagram.

I worked on the first couple of projects all sort of at the same time, but I think the first finished one was my plaid 1880s bustle dress, and the trimmed bonnet to match:

The second was a multipart project -- The Fairy Godmother bustle, which had a skirt with a day bodice and an evening bodice, and also included a new petticoat and re-trimming an old hat. 
www.instagram.com/p/B6lat3kA8IH/ - day bodice (this combo is, I think, my favorite historical costume at the moment)
www.instagram.com/p/BvmbUdXAHM3/ - evening bodice
www.instagram.com/p/BtalqksABqN/ - petticoat

This hardly counts, but I made a new stomacher for my 18th c court gown:

Not sewing, but costume-related: I built a large walk-in closet in my garage! I honestly can't remember how I was fitting things in before I made this closet. And apparently I never posted pics of it to instagram, so the only pic to share comes from this post: theladyrebecca.dreamwidth.org/294624.html. But now I keep all of my cotton or poly projects in garment bags out in this closet, and the wools and silks are inside. 

Star Wars flight suit commission. I don't think I have pics of that. 

www.instagram.com/p/ByzE2wsgivc/ - 18th c style skirt commission (with provided fabric).

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0c881ugtSA/ - Natural form gala gown, plus chemise, reticule, and bib to go with it

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0eWhN-gAIj/ - 1840s dress, version one. This included adding a tier to my ruffled "Victorian child" petticoat, and curling four human hair hairpieces. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B0Iay_ngqfi/ - Trimmed and shaped a straw hat out to make up into a teens-era hat

www.instagram.com/p/B2VsFD8AYcL/ - Elsa base bodice commission

www.instagram.com/p/B18BFwugcDy/ - Rocky Horror bodice commission

www.instagram.com/p/B2tH5vBAP7W/ - BB8 baby dress commission

www.instagram.com/p/B5Mq_IUAdvd/ - Rapunzel Dapper Dirndlbound

www.instagram.com/p/B5BWSEnAfgJ/ - Dole Whip ears and skirt (which I apparently need to share better pictures of, if I have them)

www.instagram.com/p/B4UJSregXH3/ - Ariel. Though to be fair, all I did was the sleeves, plus styling the wig.

www.instagram.com/p/B4WxkdyAsWg/ - Altering/repairing/practically remaking the Queen of Hearts dress, plus re-styling my 18th c wig and making the card collar

www.instagram.com/p/B4jdGg3gHqH/ - Sleeves for the 1840s dress

www.instagram.com/p/B41eB7lg8-0/ - Light up fireworks skirt

www.instagram.com/p/B43jdqoghbl/ - Harry Potter skirt

Commission of alterations for the Silverbells carolers, which luckily turned out to be much easier/less than I had feared. 

www.instagram.com/p/B5pKpxKguZY/ - Victorian Christmas outfit commission

www.instagram.com/p/B56-_pdgJar/ - Christmas skirt

www.instagram.com/p/B6ZwfacAwWk/ - Pelerine/fixing the sleeves on my 1840s dress

A Star Wars bow tie for my dad for Christmas (which I guess I didn't share a pic of)

I know looking at that as a list, it seems long, but a fair amount of it is either commissions, very small projects like modern skirts, or alterations/accessories to projects. I'd love to have more actual full historical projects this year, but that is for another post.