Sunday, July 29, 2012

Mostly about a dress

So, for my birthday I was pining for an old dress - a reproduction from some era or other. Heather discovered that she'd started an 1830s dress years and years ago, and wasn't likely to finish it, so she sent it my way. And I've now been working on it with Sis Hicks. We can only meet up once a week, and so it's somewhat slow going, but I am enjoying it so far! 

One of my favourite views from Renfrew Street.

Also seen on Renfrew St. (en route to the fabric shop to get sewing accoutrements!)

The sleeve is pinned! Ooh! Just to see how it will look...

Pinning the piping on the dress.


  1. Nice to see my old dress getting loving attention from you!!

  2. How exciting! And that fabric is amazing!!!

  3. I can't wait to see the finished dress! I know how you love the 1830s style. :-) It reminds me of the days when I sewed my own Civil War gowns. Good memories. I'd really like to make a couple Regency gowns. Wouldn't that be fun??

    1. Ooh, yes! I'm hoping, after this is finished, that I'll have more confidence in sewing things myself.