Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Regency Bodiced Petticoat

Basically just a sleeveless dress, made from super-soft white cotton batiste.
I took my basic Regency drawstring dress pattern and lessened the gathers, lowered the neckline
 and narrowed the shoulder straps.
I made one for my personal Regency wardrobe,
 but I haven't had them available in the shop until now. If you haven't yet added a petticoat to  your Jane Austen ensemble - you will be surprised at how much it adds to the look of an outfit.
It's now available to be ordered in your custom size in the shop!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Back to sewing {finally}! Aqua Blue Late Regency Dress

Got inspired in July to make this dress - my "Molly Gibson" pattern of a late Regency era -- 1820s style in a semi sheer cotton lawn in a bee-u-tee-ful bright aqua-sky blue.
The skirt is a bit more gathered in front than earlier Regency styles, and the sleeves are quite large!
 I love puffed sleeves.
The neckline is hand edged with the tiniest, most delicate vintage creamy lace.
The hem has two layers of cascading ruffles, so flowy and spin-able!
I love being finally back to sewing for my shop! This is the first ready-made piece I have made in over a year, and it was such fun. To see more details and price, please visit the listing here.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Introducing eShakti's Fall 2013 Line at 20% off!

I love eShakti's Fall 2013 line - lots for us vintage-enthusiast gals to love! 
They also are offering their new items at 20% for a limited time, so check them out soon!
As always, I have too many favorites to list, but here is a sampling...

What we did for my birthday...

I've been woefully behind this summer keeping updated posts up, so I'm going to do a little catch-up and tell you what we've been up to during the last few months.
For my 23rd birthday in July, Jordan took me canoeing!! It was the first 'real' canoe experience I ever had, and it was wonderful!! I can't wait to do it again sometime. The morning of my birthday we spur of the moment decided to go, packed a pic-nic lunch, borrowed a canoe, and off we went!
The only time I had paddled around before was a on a small lake, nothing like the river Jordan took me to. It was much more fun and exciting! We got on the water about noon, and paddled for several hours, then stopped to eat some snacks and swim!
Aren't the bluffs and the blue-green water bee-u-tee-ful?
Stopped for swimming and lunch....
Many times it was not hard at all to imagine us being on the Congo or Amazon...lol. But I'm glad there were no big snakes or piranas. That would have been a little too much excitement for a birthday. :)
Several times we came through very rough water - Jordan of course had all the hard work in the back. I'm not very good at this paddling thing yet, but I'm trying. I thought the rough spots were fun until Jordan told me later he was legitimately afraid we were about to go over several times!
As the evening drew on we had a bit of a time finding a place to take out and go home, but we finally did, both of us exhausted. We had gone 10 or 12  miles! Quite a lovely day. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Announcement! We are expecting...!

Guess what? In Februrary we are expecting a little addition to our family! We both feel very blessed and excited. :) I can't wait to meet this new little person!
Already being three months along, I hope to be over the worst of the morning sickness stage. The first couple of months were pretty bad, quite nauseous most of the day (unless I was outside in the fresh air) and not able to cook much. Smells were about ten times stronger than usual, so by the time I got done cooking anything I would be so sick of it that there was no way I could eat it. Thankfully Jordan was very unserstanding and we finally made it through.  (Big thanks to my mother in law who had us over to supper quite a lot when I couldn't cook!)
Now I'm feeling just great,  I might venture to say even better than normal. :-) Two weeks ago I went for my first midwife checkup. Got to hear the little heartbeat!  She told me that anytime now I might feel movement, can't wait for that!
We are about to get very busy working on the house getting it ready for winter, putting in some real running water, and moving upstairs!! So excited! 
(I've also started sewing again and taking orders - having lots of fun with that...! I'm also planning some baby sewing projects, which will be something completely new for me!)


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