This has got to stop! I need finished outfits! I have half-finished corsets from three eras sitting in my sewing room, and dresses with sleeves ripped off or bodices waiting for closures. My sewing closet is a sad sight, full of shirts without jerkins and bodices without skirts.
The past year, I've been watching all of the great historical seamstresses of the blogsphere participate in Leimomi Oakes' (the Dreamstress) twice-monthly sewing challenges, the Historical Sew Fortnightly. Next year, I am going to try to make something for all twenty-four challenges (which number may be hastily reduced to twelve once I get going. I have a friend's wedding dress to sew next year, and that takes priority). And I am going to TRY to make them all fit into the years 1795-1815. My goal is to have a slightly more well-rounded and fully-functioning Regency wardrobe for myself and my bebe. Hopefully I will also be able to learn a few skills along the way!
Click the link below to go to Leimomi's explanation of the year-long set of challenges. I'm excited! Nervous, but excited.
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