Looking Back At 2021

Looking back at 2021, we have to say overall that it was a year of growth for us as we slowly pull ourselves out of the lingering effects of COVID. Like many businesses, 2020 was a chaotic year and put a brake on the many plans we had. However, we did take the enforced idle time to reassess our goals and priorities and devised a more focused approach to Lily Absinthe.

During 2021, we established Atelier Lily Absinthe on Etsy as an outlet for a variety of finished products ranging from fabrics and pattern to fashion-related books. Originally conceived as a outlet for selling off part of extensive stocks of fabrics and patterns that we’ve accumulated over the years, Atelier Lily Absinthe has evolved into a larger enterprise complementing our business focused around custom commissions. One of the most exciting aspects is our curated approach to our offerings- it’s not a random gathering of “stuff” but rather a focused collection of items intended to enhance the historic clothing experience. The motto “One of a kind, few of a kind” encapsulates everything Atelier Lily Absinthe  is about.

2021 was also good for us in that we were able to spend two weeks in October we had to the opportunity to return to the UK, specifically in the west of England, and reconnect with our friends. 😎

We’re looking forward to 2022 and returning to the UK and hopefully France so stay tuned for more. 😎 😄

Announcing Atelier Lily Absinthe On Etsy!!

Angus has given up his fabric and we’re happy to announce that Angus’ Attic is now Atelier Lily Absinthe! We’re still located on Etsy, but we’ll be offering a wider product mix over the course of the winter to also include various curated ready-to-wear items along with more fabrics and other historical fashion ephemera. And, as always, everything we advertise is in stock and ready for immediate shipment. Below are just some of what we have on offer:

 

 

 

 

 



And For Some Lace Trim…

It’s no secret that I love antique lace but it’s wise to have sources of high quality modern reproduction lace as well! This is cotton thread embroidered on matte poly net…it really has the look and feel of antique early machine’d lace. This is a ten yard piece, hard to find!



Something New…

Another gorgeous length of silk, it’s not just a silk stripe, it has a nicest textured woven stripe for a little interest between all that sage green. I’m seeing a pretty 1880s bustle bodice/overskirt with enough left over for skirt bows.



For the Perfect Shirtwaist…

Can’t you see this as an 1890s shirtwaist and skirt? This is one of my favorites…it’s nearly a periwinkle blue with white woven stripe and super soft. There’s enough here for ALL of your “Anne of Green Gables” puffed sleeves needs.