Friday, August 27, 2010

Gilded Era Chemise

Hello all! It's been a little while! Once more I have caught the historical costume bug but unlike my last several sewing projects this one is not from the Regency Era. I have recently become enamored with and been inspired by garments from the 1890's. 

My chemise is based on the following image from the Met Museum.
I used a Linen/Cotton blend from Jo-Ann and drafted the pattern myself with the above picture as a guide. The trim is a narrow cotton lace also from Jo-Ann.

(Please forgive the wrinkles, we were out of starch!)

I considered sewing the entire piece by hand but I talked myself out of it fairly quickly. I machine sewed and flat-felled the seams and hand sewed the binding, hem and trim.

I am not going for complete historical accuracy with this outfit, only for something that pleases my fancy!

Approximate cost of this project: $6.50

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Anthropologie Giveaway

Breakfast at Gigi's is giving away a $50 gift certificate to Anthropologie and an Anthropologie bracelet! All you have to do to enter is follow her cute fashion blog.

I *Heart* Wednesday

Something a little different this time: Grayed Lavender by standinthesun on Etsy.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Vintage Simplicity 4434

You can find it on Etsy.

Vintage Butterick 4404

Look for it on Etsy.

I *Heart* Wednesday

 I heart these earrings.

 I heart this picture.

 I heart this bag.

 I heart this spoon.

I heart these earrings.

I heart this bag.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

This Week...

John Everett Millais, The Nest, 1887

John 6:1-15

Jesus gives us tests and trials to increase our faith and trust in Him. He knows already what He is going to do because He is all knowing God. When tests come to us we must trust Him and seek His help in making wise decisions. "He said this to test him, for He Himself knew what He would do." (6:6)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I *Heart* Wednesday

I heart Anthro.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

This Week...

  John 3:22-36

Jesus is above all things and people. He is the ruler of Heaven and earth. Nothing can happen on earth without His knowledge, for all things come from Heaven. "A person cannot receive even one thing unless it is given him from Heaven." (3:27). We must remember that He has complete control. Our decrease is His increase. All we have was given by Him. God is true and only in this belief can we live. "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on Him." (3:36). We are nothing and He is all.

Photo: Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent, 1885-1886

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

I *Heart* Wednesday

I heart these hairpins.

I heart this bowl.
I heart this sign.

I heart these earrings.

I heart this locket.

I heart this dress.

I heart this nest.

I heart this necklace.