Saturday, December 14, 2013

An inspiration that will go on my love to do list.  This is a beautiful example of the coordination of two beautiful prints together. A beautiful paisley and a dot fabric with lace and striped sheers were brought together for this quite beautiful silk and linen Weeks gown.  Click the link for more info on this dress that is in storage at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.  http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections/157288?img=0

Friday, December 13, 2013

Vintage Dancer Giveaway!

Vintage Dancer is running a giveaway that ends in two days! One lucky winner will receive this fantastic book!  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, December 7, 2013

How To Stay "Sharp" In More Ways Than One

Very interesting piece on how on Edwardian self defense. This is an excerpt that I translated with a photo from a San Francisco newspaper that discussed about the long 13 inch hatpins called "stingers". These pins were an excellent weapon for self defense for women. If an aggressor approaches, just reach for that pin and let them have it! Men had their canes, the ladies their hat pins. My Mom sent one back to QVC home shopping that was designed by Diane von F├╝rstenberg years ago. It was a very long pin and she wasn't fond of the dangerous length. I wish she had of kept it, now. This is how to stay sharp in more than one way ladies! Courtesy of Recreaciones Hist├│ricas Club Fin de Siglo. Love their page!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Brrrrrr! Get ready for winter time sewing!



It's getting pretty chilly outside. My furnace is coming on even more now. It feels like summer was just here. Maybe because the wasps were still hanging around like it was August. Almost time for the holiday season to officially start. What are your winter sewing plans? I think I will tackle an 1880s bustle dress, and cut out my 1860s navy Greek key design dress. First I better get my sawhorses done for my quilt frame to lay up on. I'm a busy bee! I can't forget to polish up my blog for my fans. Must share so much beauty with you all! Below, is something warm that I would be happy to snuggle into. Enjoy!

English dressing Gown, circa 1866 designed by Jane Mason; Twill wool printed with polychrome cashmere pattern; no waist seam at front, but there is volume at side back; front opening with wrapped button and matching belt. Kyoto Costume Institute, Japan. Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Kate Bush - The Sensual World - Official Music Video



What a way to end the night. Love Kate's costume. She moved so gracefully in it. Mmmmm, just divine. :-)