The Project: a few hints

Ever since late February I’ve been dropping hints about The Project – a massive, top secret endeavor that has been taking up huge amounts of my life.

I thought I would be able to show you The Project at the end of March, but it still wasn’t quite where I wanted it to be.

Then I wanted to debut  The Project at the end of April, but I was still waiting on one major part I wanted to be in place.

In May I scheduled two different dates in which to take photos of the The Project, but things came up on both days.

By June, winter had come, and it was harder to get good photos.

Now that July is almost at an end, a reveal is so overdue almost feels silly and anticlimactic – it’s been 5 and a half months!

Obviously, it’s high time I told you what was going on!

Not today though.  Today, I’m just going to be mean and drop a few hints about The Project.

The Project is sooo exciting.  More exciting than all the pogey bait I’ve collected over the last year put together:

Lots of vintage goodies, thedreamstress.com

The project is big.  Really, really, really big.  Much bigger than my elliptical hoopskirt:

1860s elliptical crinoline thedreamstress.com

It’s not as old as the hoopskirt though.  It’s actually fairly recent: 20th century even.

Not as young as my 1930s Ettie May hooverette dress though:

The Ettie May hooverette, thedreamstress.com

It’s not as old as my most recent project: a 1913 skirt though (photoshoot of that soon as well!):

1913 asymmetrical paisley skirt

Because it’s so big, it involves lots of materials, with lots of colours, but I will tell you that blue and purple feature rather predominantly in it, as they do in my Mackenzie Cardigan:

The Mackenzie Cardigan, thedreamstress.com

It also involves a lot of white, and you know how much I love white:

Simplicity 9769 1860s chemise thedreamstress.com

Of course it is gorgeous, but not nearly as gorgeous as Felicity, because what is?

Felicity the Cat thedreamstress.com

And, as with all my projects, Felicity is very involved in it.  Felicity loves to be involved!

Felicity the cat thedreamstress.com

Oh, and one final hint:

It’s in every single one of the photos in this blog post.

Have you guessed what it is?


  1. Lyndle says

    It’s your house? If it is, can’t wait to see the pics! (And if it isn’t still can’t wait!)

  2. Deanna says

    I’m also guessing your house! Excited no matter what it turns out to be.

  3. I think it’s the house too. Have you bought one? Have you made yourself a nice new studio?

    • Grace Darling says

      No, Leimomi isn’t in every single one of the photos.

      • She didn’t need to be. She is very clever with hints, not being literal, and I am very good at reading into things! lol There are vintage baby bunny slippers on the bed in the first photo. Her initial blog post with that photo tells about them. I also found her first mention of The Project in Feb where she said the due date was the 28th. I had an explanation for everything, even though I’m wrong. Even though she didn’t look like she could be showing, my mom never showed. Family friends were always surprised when we showed up because she never looked pregnant. And I can’t think of anything more wonderful than a baby. lol

        • Interesting thought, Laurie. But how does a baby figure into the shot of the orange paisley skirt? Leimomi said that the Project is in “every single one” of the photos in this post.

  4. mom says

    A flat or house makeover, turning one of your rooms into a period room?

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