Technically, I made two skirts. Technically, I made two petticoats, I planned on them both being under a darker brown piece I have. But the brown one got ripped again and I’m mad at it for being a thirty-five dollar skirt that has torn three times in nine months because it’s made of the cheapest garbage cotton I’ve ever seen. Fast fashion must die.
Screw that brown skirt, because this yellow thing that I made out of a bedsheet (Someone left a bedsheet in the apartment before we moved in and it doesn’t fit my mattress.) is super-comfy and coordinates with FOUR of my everyday tees and one of my dressier peasant tops. It’s warm as shit, too, and it was easy to make because it’s all rectangles with just a bit of gathering.
Back in early December, I went to Kurumed (a nutcracker themed café) for lunch with @sapphira-doll. Sapphira told me she would dress up Christmasy, so I did the same.
She had to go home after lunch, so I decided to walk a while and visit the area. For pictures of the café and walk, see my Instagram post.
Dress: old Mary Magdalene
Collar: Axes Femme
Hat: thrifted Axes Femme with added Mary Magdalene corsage
Bag: thrifted Axes Femme
Shoes: thrifted Yosuke
Doll head brooch: Fuwari
Candle holder earrings: Phantom Jewellery
Crest brooch holding the jacket closed: vintage
The dirndl top is finished and I hate buttonholes! It was still very fun to sew - I might add a panel of blackwork embroidery to strengthen the button plackets on each side, but that's for another day ☀️
Handmade dirndl vest with thrifted shirt, dress and belt.
I don’t know what new historical costumer or historybounder needs to hear this, but Sense and Sensibility Patterns is run by a woman- Jennie Chancey -who founded a blog called Ladies Against Feminism, wrote a bunch of books about Biblical submission to one’s husband, and is married to a conservative politician with whom she used to run a sketchy, exploitative business they claimed was helping women in Kenya
She’s gone remarkably quiet on her views since getting big with historical costumers (a largely progressive demographic). But she has yet to publicly address whether she still believes all that, so…better to just avoid giving her money for now