corset

Hi We Sewists! Back in late November I posted about a mystery Montgomery Ward catalogue that I had luckily come into possession of. With the help of We Sew Retro contributors Tesia, Timewarpedwoman, Jessamyn, Matilda’s Girl, Cathy, Anne, Ivy, Patrice, Melissa and Tania I’ve been able to successfully date the catalogue as 1919! The website [...]

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I’ve been quiet on here for a while. One reason is that I’ve been super busy, but the other is that I’ve been working on Edwardian undergarments for more Downton Abbey type sewing this year! My 19teens corset! I made it from a pattern that the blogger Festive Attyre made from an antique corset that [...]

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On Good Friday, I attended The Dreamstress’s corset making class at the Thread Den in Melbourne. The day was a blast and I came out with a great little corset and a lot of things learnt, and new people met. To think you can create this in around 10 hours is amazing! A couple more [...]

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It’s officially Mardi Gras day down here in the Crecent City. I made this piece for a solo costume show last season. I was so slammed this year with costume commissions that I neglected to make a costume for myself this year. This is still one of my favorites in my collection. It was one [...]

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