My goal this year was to wear every dress I have made. How can I justify making more dresses if I can’t manage to wear the ones I have already? How did I do?
1838- 40 Green Queen V dress
1840’s Copper Penny dress.
1850’s Tea Dress
1860 Silky Skies dress
1860 Sontag. There is a miss there. I wanted to wear it with the dress above but it was too big. But strictly speaking it isn’t a dress so we wont count it against my goal.
1870-90 Pineapple Shawl. I still don’t have anything to wear that with so another miss, but again, it isn’t a dress so that doesn’t count.
1872 Basque in blue.
1872 Lilac Dream
1880’s Half Grand Surprise Dress-Doh! This is a definite miss! I did have plans to wear it but an event or two got cancelled because of weather and this is one of the dresses that didn’t make the cut. It has gotten a lot of wear other years.
1880’s travel outfit-dang! Another one that got missed. Also due to weather.
1882 Tea Gown (aka Ugly Bag of Tea Gown). First time ever. That is a win right?
1890’s swim suit
1895 dinner gown
1895 Summer Ensemble
1895 walking outfit
1900 Widows Weeds
So not too bad. Two dresses that got a lot of wear in years past, didn’t get worn because of cancelled events. I think I can justify making two more…
The plan is one like this black one.
The black will be done in reds and the blue will be cream and black. I want to use my vintage treadle machine for this one. The challenge will be to use as many of the attachments as possible.
And the paisley material I bought at the Dickens Festival will become something like this…I hope to make more accessories as well and I hope they will get some use! I also hope to wear the two dresses I didn’t get to wear this year…we have to keep it fair after all.