Monday, February 18, 2013

Old Maid

Yesterday I turned 28 and spent most of my birthday sewing and having a Jane Austen DVD marathon...just myself and my unsociable rabbit. I came to the conclusion that maybe I will be one of Those Old Ladies and I rather like the idea...a lot.

Ok I didn't spend the WHOLE day by myself like a hermit, the parents lured me over with promises of Dairy Queen ice cream cake and presents and of course I happily fell for the trap. After much ice-cream-snarfing and opening my very first coffeepot with all sorts of accompanying coffee flavors, I settled down on the couch and sewed more. GREAT day!

Mom took pictures of me dressed up because I've been promising to show her what I've been working on, and I was happy to not have to take blurry shots of my new en fourreau in the mirror like usual.


Why is it so hard to get stomachers pinned correctly? I see why people prefer closed-front gowns, big time. I am so proud of my cute little maroon pincushion, I copied it off of:

And I think it'll be quite handy! Here is a close up of it:


A full-length picture of the gown...the back is all wrinkly and ill-fitting right now though so I'll post that after I fix it.


And my own mom wanted me to pose in a most unladylike and provocative manner (really, Mother! The indignity!) to show off my shoes and stockings...she was quite charmed by them. Although who wouldn't be? Yay for American Duchess products!


8 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday!! You look charming in your stripes, and salacious in your stockings. (The nerve!)

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  2. Happy birthday! Your outfit looks great. So jealous of your shoes and stockings!

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  3. Happy birthday! And the pin cushion is totally charming. I love it!

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    1. Aw thank you...quickest 18th century project I've ever done!

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  4. You look absolutely splendid! Great job on the gown! I especially love the frothy apron (and the shoes and stockings, of course!)

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    1. Thanks Lauren...accessories make the outfit in my opinion. Thank goodness you accommodate us crazy shoe fiends ;)

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