C’Est La Vie

It’s winter, and this girl’s fancy turns to bustle-y ballgowns…but then I got a call for work and my plans went to heck. There will be time to make fancy things later, because work always wins. 😁 So much to clean tonight!

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Helldorado Diary, Day 3

Helldorado Diary, Day 3.

Day Two was too busy and fun to share, and I’m sporting the dark circles to prove it.
This morning, I’m enjoying Manuela Schneider ‘s book with super dark coffee while Adam is reciting French verbs. Wearing the grey dress today (sigh) and currently checking the weather to see which chapeau I can get away with… antique feathers don’t do well in weather, and I’m not going to lose another bird wing like the last time.
See you on Allen Street ❤️

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Back At The Atelier With Our Latest Project

It Needs petticoats and a body, no judging. Faded old embroidered cotton, skirt is completely hand finished because I’m weird and do things the hard way. Snuck in a tiny black silk pleated strip at the hem. I know this project is supposed to be simple…but the chatter in my head is Joan Cusack from “Working Girl” when she says: “it needs some bows or something!”

There will be no bows.

TW- WHY IS IT that the things that appear the simplest are actually the most difficult? This skirt is entirely undersewn, that was an adventure! 😁 😆

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What’s On…

“Gracious, they could be sisters!”

Mine is on the left, the stunner on the right I finished and listed in the Etsy store. Same silks and vintage trim as mine, but the pattern matching, reproduction print and old soft velvet is completely different! This is ready to wear, no waiting…perfect for Old West adventures, just add bustle. Now you can look like the person in the old tintype! 😃

For more about this exciting new dress, please click HERE or at our Etsy store.

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