2016 – plans & dreams

After the 2015 year review, it’s time to look forward to the next year!

I will actually start with finally making my red-white regency dress, which was already on the planning for last year. I promise, however, that it’s actually going to happen now! It’s first on the list, and I already started working on the pattern for the bodice.

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After the dress, the red spencer should finally be made! The plan is still more or less the same, something like below with a lot of braid, but in red.

 

The other unfinished item on last year’s list was a red cloak. I’m not entirely sure about that anymore though. It might get made that way, or it might become a red regency cloak. I still love the whole red-riding-hood vibe. In any case, if I’ll make it up it’ll be near the end of the year.

 

Because I also have my Edwardian outfit to finish. I still need a hat!

 

And because I still have quite a bit of tartan wool left over, I’m thinking of making a short Edwardian jacket to go with the outfit. I haven’t settled on a style yet, or been able to find a pattern base to work from, but it would be really nice to have a jacket… This is the style I mean:

That’s the concrete list of plans! If I have time, I might also start on yet another regency dress. I recently bought some fabric which, although not really historical (I’m sure it’s not a natural fibre), is close enough to satin to work. It’s also really pretty, a gorgeous light blue with a silver braided trim on both sides. I just couldn’t resist.

And who knows, maybe I’ll even dive into a new era this year! Currently on my interest list are late 18th century, Tudor and 1880’s, so who knows!

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