Sunday, November 8, 2009

gloves and dressforms and petticoats, oh my!

So, I've had a busy couple of weekends. My darling husband surprised me with a very useful gift; a dressform! I was floored and am still quite excited about it. Last weekend, I went to a couple of antique stores with my mom and lo and behold, I found a pair of opera gloves that fit perfectly. For $10. So I snagged them. I'll most likely still work on making some, but these will work in the meantime as I am working towards some bigger projects too.
I also found a little footstool which I will eventually be sanding down and repainting to be used for sitting on at Regency picnics. And, I purchased some costume pearls that mom will be using to make me a necklace. Fun fun.
I just finished making a petticoat, and am glad to be done with it. I made too many mistakes to count, but will hopefully be able to put what I've learned towards the other items in this pattern, the next of which I shall be starting this week.


  1. Are you coming to the ball? I hope so. :)


  2. Dress forms are a God send. I love mine :-)

  3. I am going to the ball, I can't wait! I also can't believe I'm going to be ready before the day of... totally unusual for me :D