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Jen B
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My new home
So I actually thought last year that I would be discontinuing this blog in favor of A Reluctant Seamstress , however events conspired to make this one logical again for me. I've moved into my new home, a California Bungalow (sometimes called a Ranch) in Val...
My new home
My new home
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Quiet on the sewing front.
It's been very quiet here.  We are preparing to sell the house so I've had to put sewing aside.  I find that I miss it though and have a lot of projects in mind.  I've almost completed two dresses (Regency) and have plans to make over a bonnet and make anot...
Quiet on the sewing front.
Quiet on the sewing front.
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2014 To Do List
2014 To Do List
2014 To Do List
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Accessorizing Head-to-Toe - February
For February the challenge was jewelry.  Since I'm trying to shore up my regency wardrobe, I wanted to make a rivière or collet style necklace.  Lucky for me Michaels not only had a sale but had some cool chains... Some were bigger and fancier that what I p...
Accessorizing Head-to-Toe - February
Accessorizing Head-to-Toe - February
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2013 projects: A Summary
My brain is going through all sorts of hoops due to an upheaval in my personal life.  So I am woefully behind on my posts and documenting my projects.  Today I would like to do a quick wrap up of what projects I've done for 2013.  Thanks to Historic Sew For...
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American Duchess Give-Away
The American Duchess is having an Advent Calendar giveaway.  You probably know all about it, but if you don't go here to the American Duchess website for some more info! The Devonshires       You can't see them, but I wore the Devonshires first to this 18th...
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Accessorizing Head-to-Toe - November's Challenge - Fans
The Accessory:   I made a fan for the Queen of Hearts dress.   Historical Period:   I went for the paddle type fans used in the Elizabethan era Outfit It Accessorizes:   Queen of Hearts dress Materials Used:   Velvet, cardboard, ribbon and cording Technique...
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HSF #10 - Literature and HSF #22 Masquerade -Fancy Dress Queen of Hearts
As you can see I'm not terribly worried about doing challenges early (although cannot start them before they are announced) or late.  I simply want them all done so as to keep my creative juices flowing and learn some new skills.  I'm also horribly late on ...
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Costume Build List (Part Deux)
Also known as The UnEnding List of Things to Do, But Make Me Happy So They Are Worth It. Updates!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY LIST Corded Petticoats (3? - one for each of the girls) - down to two!!! Queen of Hearts (Two parts - repair one and make another) Alice Cape - ...
Costume Build List (Part Deux)
Costume Build List (Part Deux)
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Progess on Dickens costumes
Well, there hasn't bee a lot of it...  my arthritis is kicking in horribly... nevertheless, I was able to finish the ruffs for Punch and Judy. Judy only requires a mob cap with a red ribbon, a ruff, a pinafore apron, and a baby.  So I just need to make up a...
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