Friday, January 9, 2015

New Year Plans

                So the new year has crept up on me, and I just realized I haven’t posted anything here since October.  I have indeed been sewing, I just haven’t had any time to take photographs and write up a post since, well, October.  I’m going to try do individual posts about my various completed projects over the next few days, but in the meantime HAPPY NEW YEAR!

                I thought it might be nice to kick off the new year with a list of sewing projects I hope to accomplish in 2015:

A slightly modified version of Tarja Turunen’s gorgeous red coat, as seen in Nightwish’s Nemo music video and a couple songs of their End of an Era concert.  Seriously though,  I really want a nice, warm, winter version.  Maybe I’ll start on it soon and be able to wear it before things start warming up, or maybe I’ll save it for the fall, but either way I want it.

·    A robe de style, most likely in black.  My historical dance group is thinking about branching out into the 1920’s, and I would love to have something a little bit different than the usual 20’s flapper dress.

A pair of high-waisted tapestry shorts.  I love the way the pair in this picture is styled. (link to picture source)

·     A nice set of 1860’s undergarments—corset, drawers, several petticoats, the whole thing.  Whether or not I make myself a post-Civil War elliptical hoop depends on what I’m doing over the summer, but it could happen.

·      A waistcoat; either something double-breasted and steampunky, or with black panels and chains, a la FloorJansen  (in a fine wool, though, not leather.)  I'd love to learn a bit of tailoring, and I’d like to have something to wear over my 18th century shirt and make it a bit more modern.

I also have a few unfinished projects I would like to finish up:
·     Completely remake the hood of the mistcloak I made in 2011, and possibly line the upper portion of the cloak as well

·     Make a waistcoat, accurate breeches, and a bicorne hat to finish my 1795 Royal Navy uniform

·     Finish my Elwing costume from two years ago

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