Monday, December 10, 2012

More Wedding Sewing....

I've been slowly but surely checking a few more things of my wedding sewing list.

What's that??
Oh - er, no. Still haven't started on *the* dress yet. I know, I know! I need to get cracking.  :)

However, I did finish my sis Aspen's dress - you can see a peek of it above in the picture, lying ont he bed with one sleeve. :) It's the most gorgeous shade of robin's egg blue cotton lawn, with a really full skirt decorated with 3 tiny tucks, a fan front, and petal sleeves with a white puffed sleeve underneath.

And the best part! We also came up with the idea to make a swiss waist to go over the top. A *pink* silk swiss waist. I think it will be awesome.

I've also been working on my corset. It's nearly finished! Just have some of the edge binding left to do. That's one reason I haven't started on my dress yet, didn't want to start it without my new corset to fit with!

I'm using a different pattern than I have before. The last two times I've made myself a corset, its been from the 'Silverado' option of the Laughing Moon corset pattern.

This time I chose the 'Dore' option. Even though it's supposed to be better for fuller figures, and the Silverado is supposed to be good for thinner figures, I think I like it better. I also ended up adding bust and hip gores to give it more shaping. So far I'm liking it alot!

And I actually splurged and got the real-deal corset material - some lovely strong white cotton coutil. Wonderful stuff! I've never had it in my hands before now, but I can easily see why its considered tip-top for period corsets. :)

Saturday, December 8, 2012

1860s Dress Christmas Ornament Free Pattern

Head over to my dear friend Amy's delightful new blog, Thistle and Lilly, for a festive surprise!

An adorable Christmas tree ornament, inspired by an 1860s fashion plate!

Download the pattern for free!

Just beautiful.

I'm printing off the pattern right now, I think it will be a fun project for Carolina and I this evening,
cozy around the fire.

Thanks Amy!

If you aren't already, make sure you follow both Thistle and Lilly, and Amy's other blog, A Day in 1862

She's planning to have many new forthcoming patterns for historical garments,
 that you won't want to miss out on!

Hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday!

Friday, December 7, 2012

American Girl Doll Beds

Our American Girl Doll Beds are available for Christmas delivery! 

The most sturdy and authentic metal 18" doll bed on the market!
We currently have three different metal Amerigan Girl bed styles available. The classic Victorian Style, pictured above, the Shabby Chic style, and of course the Canopy Bed!

If you would like to shop our Store, take a look here:

or visit our brand-new website:

The Shabby Chic:

A unique vintage style bed for your American Girl or other 18 Inch doll. Looks and feels just like an antique iron bed from the turn of the century! A perfect addition to your collection of American girl doll furniture, adds a beautifully realistic touch. Cute decorative knobs accent the vertical bars. So sturdy and high quality, it will be handed down for generations!

The Victorian:

A beautifully authentic addition to your American Girl doll furniture collection! Welded by hand from strong steel, this heirloom quality piece is sure to please. Victorian style doll bed for 18 inch dolls looks and feels just like the real thing - a perfect miniature replica of antique Victorian metal beds. You won't find a finer quality American Girl bed anywhere.

I think these definately look like they could be taken from the past, don't you?

The Canopy:

Every little girl's dream! A beautiful antique style American Girl canopy bed. Fit to be the centerpiece of a doll collection, this heirloom quality piece is sure to please. Welded together by hand of strong steel, the canopy bed has vertical bars which transition into the square canopy frame. This 18" doll canopy bed is ready to be all fitted up into a luxurious Victorian bedroom. You won't find a finer quality doll bed anywhere, meant to last for generations.

Our beds also work beautifully for newborn photography and toddler photo props!

A perfectly adorable photo prop. Looks and feels like a miniature antique iron bed. Welded by hand from steel, and carefully constructed, this heirloom quality peice is the perfect phography accessory. Lend an authentic touch to Victorian, Vintage, Retro, Country, Infant and Toddler photo sessions!


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