Busy, Busy, Busy

My life is a bit hectic this week.

I want to write a ‘proper’ post where I show you one of the many projects I am working on, or discourse on a considered intellectual topic, or teach some fabulously researched bit of textile history.  But it isn’t going to happen.

Today I have a really exciting photoshoot featuring some of the dresses from the Grandeur to Frivolity talk.

At the Grandeur to Frivolity talk

We’re photographing Ninon’s dress, Lady Anne Darcy’s robe a la francaise, the 1770s man’s ensemble,  18th century undergarments, and a romantic peasant ensemble.  Yummy!

I was up all last night checking seams that had come loose, refitting the 18th century man’s breeches, wishing I had time to make a whole new 18th century man’s waistcoat, assembling hair ribbons and makeup, making new engageates for the robe a la francaise, and doing other miscellaneous sewing.

I’ll spend most of today at the photoshoot, and then come home and try to get everything put away and tidied up in time for two client fittings.  Then to finish a client dress by Sat, to (maybe!) finish my Luna moth by Sat, and to catch up on paperwork and other business stuff I’ve been neglecting.

With that out of the way, it’s full speed ahead at making sure I’m completely ready for all of my sewing classes at Made Marion (are you joining me for any – register here?)

And I have to do taxes. Blech.

Felicity helps with taxes by sleeping on the paperwork

So that’s life – fantastic to mundane and back again, all in one day.



  1. Stella says

    How do I book in for your classes at Made Marion?

  2. Becky says

    Luna moth dress??!! I can’t wait to see it! I’ve been waiting to see you finish it.

    Wish I could take classes, they sound like fun!

  3. Hayley says

    Are you ever going to finish the 1850s Raspberry Swirl gown? It is my all-time fave, I just adore the pics of you wearing the almost-finished version.

    • Yes, I definitely am going to finish it! Both bodices even. There is always just so much else that needs to be done RIGHT NOW.

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