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1790s Striped Open Robe

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A finished UFO for our Costumers Getaway last month! (Unfinished object, for those not using that parlance. I find it amusing.) I had many grand plans for New Things this weekend - started a few, and finished precisely none of the ones I'd originally planned. Sewing motivation this year has been severely lacking. But! The week before the trip I realized I had this open robe, which has been languishing in a UFO bin since a canceled Georgian picnic in 2016 (!).

Transitional Stays: c.1800

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This project was started on a total whim, back in March (ahem), I got through about three-quarters of the way through, lost interest, and just came back to them this week, all inspired to finish them! (Thank you, getaway with costumer friends last weekend!) It wasn't for an event, so better late than never?

A Regency Picnic and a Morning Dress

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 (Morning, not mourning. )

A Turn-of-the-Century Hat

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It's a hat.  

New Sleeves and a Poe Picnic

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 A couple of weeks ago, the extended version of the Usual Suspects got together for a Poe-themed picnic/outing at Valley Forge; Washington Memorial Chapel is an early-20thc church with really pretty "Gothic" architecture with little cloisters on one side, so, perfect for a Poe-esque setting! It was the first costume outing we've had since March, and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely. Gorgeous fall weather, and it's a VERY large park so despite the lots of people who had the same idea we did (spending the afternoon out-of-doors, not dressing in funny clothes), there was plenty of space for everyone to maintain a reasonable distance and not have too many dog-walkers in the background of our photos! Note: all watermarked pictures are courtesy of our friend Meredith/Molly Picture Studio. She's a professional!

1961 Flamingo Dress - B6318

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 A post in 2020?! Be still, my beating heart.   (Like many people, I've been finding it hard to be productively creative this year! I've started a ton of sewing projects, but finished very few, and even less that's worth blogging about. This was a very simple dress, but it is also a Done Dress, so it gets a blog post.)

1860s in New Castle...aka I think that looks familiar

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Why yes, that would be my rational dress bodice with a long skirt. I did mention I wanted to make the outfit as versatile as possible in the last post, I think!