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I really don't feel like I made that much this year. I'm not sure if that's because I just started sewing for the first time in two months, or if it's actually true, though. So here's what I made:

1830s plaid silk dress and yellow bonnet, made for wearing in Oliver, plus the Victorian Festival and Costume College


Blue wool coat, which I basically wear every day


Burgundy and mauve striped silk bustle dress, for the Victorian Festival and Costume College


Burgundy silk Regency dress, as a pattern test for Laughing Moon


Ripaway mermaid tail and Cinderella costume (and some other bits) as costumes for Disenchanted, for which I was Costume Coordinator


1890s Plaid "ice cream parlour" shirtwaist and navy walking skirt for Costume College, but also worn in The Music Man


Yellow 1890s Gala Gown for Costume College, including choker, royal order, bracelet, and petticoat with detachable train


A white cotton Victorian-style robe, which turned out to be the most practical thing I made for Costume College


Elephant dress for my friend's new baby

1910s white cotton and lace dress, worn to Snoqualmie Railroad Days


3 skirts and 3 playdresses through my etsy shop

Dapper Merida for Dapper Day; Also worn in White Christmas and to Christmas tea


Disney-print 1950s jumper dress


Princess Anna Frozen Fever


A bodice and skirt combo for the Silverbells Carolers, plus a few alterations for them

A "Totes Ma Goats" totebag as a secret Santa project


A skirt for my mom

A Marauders Map Fleece Blanket for my dad

The beginnings of an 1883 walking skirt (not finished, though I started cutting out a bodice mockup yesterday)


I guess that's a decent amount of stuff after all. But if I'm going to be on track for CoCo this year, I can't just take a two month break from sewing again!
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My 2016 Goals changed a few times over the course of the year, but this is what they were:

Navy blue swiss dot Regency - Done!
Black silk taffeta bustle ballgown - Done!
Child's Victorian Gown - Done!
Daniel Deronda Riding Habit - Still hasn't happened, and is no longer on my specific upcoming goals list.
1860s Fully Handsewn dress - Didn't even pick this up all year. Maybe someday, but probably not anytime soon.
Turquoise Silk Mid-19th c  Giant Ballgown - I kind of knew this was going to be a 2017 project, and sure enough, it will be.
Fur-trimmed bustle-era skating outfit - Coming up next; I've already started cutting pieces out.
Winter bustle gown - Almost done!
Super-secret Disney-related project - No longer super secret. This is the Snow White Designer Disney dress, and will be made for the CoCo pool party this year.

In June, I added an Elizabethan kirtle and Mary Poppins Jolly Holiday to the list, both of which I have since completed.


And here's picture proof of everything I made!

Click here for pictures )


I think that's everything. Overall, not a bad sewing year, though being unemployed for the first eight months of the year certainly helped in that, and as you can tell by my posts, my sewing has definitely slowed down since I started working in September! 

2015 Recap

Dec. 31st, 2015 08:36 pm
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Hmm, just off the top of my head, I certainly haven't done much since CoCo. Maybe going through everything, I'll realize I was actually productive this year?

These were my goals:
1. 1831 Archery dress Done!
2. 1829 Orange ballgown Done!
3. Corded petticoat to go with both of the above dresses Done!
4. 1830s bathing suit Done!
5. Professor Trelawney artistic reform gown for the CosCol Ice Cream Social This got switched to the green and cream bustle gown
6. Daniel Deronda riding habit (already have the fabric) Still have the fabric. Maybe I'll actually make it this year?
7. Little Red costume from Into the Woods Done!
8. Striped silk bustle gown. (Or maybe a sack-back. I found silk at Hancocks today for $8/yd, and I'm determined to not let it sit in the stash.) Yeah... That silk is sitting in the stash...
9. Handsewn 1860s gown. At this point, I'm still determined to do this fully handsewn, so who knows when/if I'll ever finish it. If I let myself do it by machine, I'm sure I would have finished it months ago... Still on the list. I just haven't had the time/patience for that much hand-sewing.

And this was what I accomplished. )

So overall, I guess that wasn't too bad. I definitely need to start sewing again soon if I'm going to be at all on track for CoCo though!
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I didn't get to make a lot for myself this year. In fact, I only achieved four of my nine goals... I feel like I started off the year halfway decently, but theatre kind of took over in the last few months, so since CosCol, I have made a whopping one thing for myself.

But here's what I did do:

Regency bonnet and spencer, Queen Elsa commission, new mid-Victorian chemise and drawers (no pics), new 1860s bonnet and mantle (which I apparently still haven't gotten pics of),


New hat for the Ravenclaw bustle, Seaside Bustle gown, new hat for the Seaside bustle,


18th c court gown and wig (and grand panniers, but no pics of those), Regency sari dress,


Embroidered Reticule, Rapunzel Commission, Delysia LaFosse dress,


18th c suit for my BF, Victorian vest for my dad (still needs buttons, but otherwise done)


I also made several things while I was working at the sewing machine shop in the 1st half of the year, and a few things for myself, including two skirts, a pair of bloomers, an embroidered shirt for my mom, and an apron. And I did alterations on my Edwardian blue skirt, my Regency stays, my 1903 outfit, and my BF's Civil War uniform.


Just as a reminder, these were my goals:
1. Finish Princess Anna (it's almost done, and will probably take me no more than 2 hrs to finish)
2. 18th c mitts - I think I actually mocked one up at one point. Not sure what happened to it.
3. Victorian waistcoat for my dad
4. Seaside bustle gown and hat (I already have fabric earmarked for it).
5. Regency evening gown (a sari is on its way to me - Well, it turned out not to be evening, but whatever.
6. Regency pelisse (lavender wool in the stash)
7. Victorian bustle ballgown for CosCol gala (already have all the fabrics) - Fabrics were used for the court gown instead
8. Most likely a commission for Queen Elsa from Frozen.
9. Button boots. I still want to figure out how to make them. - No. Though I just ordered a pair of Fugawees!
Oh, and I didn't move to LA, which was my plan. Instead, I've been with my BF since last Jan. Though I have now had 3 costuming jobs in local professional theatre, and pretty much decided that I don't want to do that as an actual job.
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It felt like I didn't do that much this year, but apparently, I did a fair amount, just all in the first half of the year.


Riding Habit with matching hat, Robe a la Turque, and wool cloak


Pocket hoops and Regency corset


Regency petticoat, Regency gown, Rapunzel commission, and 1950s Snow White


1950s Briar Rose, Pet en L'air, 17th C Gown


Mom's Edwardian jacket, lobster-tail bustle (not pictured), bustle petticoat, Ravenclaw bustle gown


Alterations and hat for Steamcon, Princess Anna commission (almost finished!), 1950s cocktail dress

I've also done a bunch of projects for work, including an elastic-waist skirt, a reversible tote bag, a minkee monster, an embroidered tote bag, an embroidered purse, two embroidered minkee monsters, two embroidered towels, two embroidered pin cushions, and two embroidered gift tags.


These were my goals for 2013:
1. Finish the riding habit. - Done!
2.
The Robe a la Turque. - Done!
3. 18th c red cloak. - Done!
4. 17th c gown.  - Done!
5. Regency corset.  - Done!
6. Regency day dress. - Done!
7. Regency overgown. - Nope, didn't happen, though I did start on a spencer
8. Edwardian jacket for my mom.  - Done!
9. Victorian waistcoat for my dad for Dickens next year. - Still on the list.
10. 1950s cotton-printed dress to wear to Disneyland before CosCol. - I changed the plan on this one, but finished the new plan.
11. Victorian button boots. - Hasn't happened yet, but I hope it will!
12. Possibly a pet en lair or caraco. - Pet en lair. Done!

So at least I got pretty much all my goals done!
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2011 was a pretty productive year for me, especially in the first few months.

January: Pre-Raphaelite-inspired linen dress and bodice (which I still haven't worn for anything)
             Chemise a la Reine, with short-sleeve shift, and matching sash and petticoat
           
February: Fully boned stays, which had been a ufo before this because I had never finished the binding
               My 1660s Restoration gown, with accompanying 17th c chemise
               Two pairs of crocheted mitts
               18th c floral striped petticoat
               Refurbished 17th c shoes

March: The beginnings of a hand-quilted petticoat, which I never really worked on again after that month. Maybe someday.
           Petal-shaped bum pad
           16th c escoffion
           Chemise-dress (faire-wear) commision
           I think I also made my short-sleeve chemise blouse in March, but since I never blogged about it, I can't remember.

Nothing in April, since I was busy moving across the country.

May: Floral robe a l'anglaise, with matching floral petticoat, and belt

June: Burgundy 18th c petticoat for the robe a l'anglaise,
        18th c hat (from scratch!)
        18th c cap, fichu, and pockets
      
July: Finally finished the 1950s Jean Desses cocktail dress, with matching shrug
        1940s romper suit w/ skirt
        Jacques Doucet-inspired early Edwardian chiffon and lace gown

August: Late Victorian walking skirt for my mom, w/ shirtwaist blouse
            Huge Edwardian hat
            Laughing Moon corset, started in the class at CosCol
            Short bustle, for Jane costume

September: Petticoat and skirt for Jane
                  Commissioned fish doublet and collar, with matching pants
                  Spats for Jane

October: Jane bodice, with detachable collar and tie
              Dyed the umbrella for Jane, and stitched eyelet lace to the edges
              Refurbished Regency-style shoes
              One black velvet muff and one white furry muff

November: 1860s black lace and ribbon cap

December: Pagoda-sleeved bodice for my mom for Dickens, with matching ruffle and trim added to her skirt from last year


Overall, not too shabby. Tomorrow, I'll post my list of everything I want to make for 2012. Happy New Year!

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