An 1850s daguerreotype! Continue reading 1850s Daguerreotype
My Victorian-style pink and cream cape which is inspired by mid-Victorian capes, mainly by this pretty 1860s cream wool twill and quilted pink silk cape. It’s a reversible cape: one side is pink, the other cream. I used non-authentic polyester fleece fabric instead of wool fabric, so the cape is just historically inspired. But the cape is lightweight and warm.
I’m wearing the cape with my 1860s copper taffeta dress. I’ll be updating the post when I have more and better photos of the cape.
Some years ago, I sewed an 1850s morning dress. The dress is completely sewn by hand! 😀 It’s my first entirely hand-sewn dress! Continue reading Mid-Victorian Striped Cotton Morning Dress
Printed cotton dresses were worn in the Victorian era in the morning while doing the housework, often with a floral pattern on dark ground. Because of the pattern, they don’t show dirt so readily; and because they’re of cotton, they can be easily laundered. Continue reading 1850s Printed Cotton Gown – The ‘Sleeping Spinner’ Dress
At the moment I’m trying to make myself a mid-1850s bonnet with paper from scratch. Continue reading Victorian Bonnet Shape Paper Mock-up
Close-up pictures of my mid-Victorian needlerun Limerick lace day cap. Some of the following pictures are of the right, some of the wrong side of the lace cap: as you can see both sides look very similar. Continue reading Needlerun Limerick Lace Day Cap – Details
Some close-ups of my Victorian mint green cotton sunbonnet, which is handsewn in about 6 hours. Continue reading Handsewn Victorian Cotton Sunbonnet – Details