Things That Make a Seamstress Happy….


Some gifts I received today!  Thank you, Mamma, Pappa, and Marianne!!
I already have the fabric for the Swing Dress– the same fabric I used for Marianne’s medieval dress.  I can’t wait to get started on it!!! 😀  My first ’40s dress!  😀 
I spent some riding-in-the-car time today pouring over Patterns of Fashion. For those of you who have heard about how amazing it is– you heard correctly.  It is fantastic– no wonder all the “big-time” historical costumers love it.  It contains notes from and for dressmakers/tailors from the mid-1600s to the mid-1800s, as well as the basic patterns for some 40 or 50 women’s clothing styles from 1660 to 1860.  There are some gorgeous gowns and outerwear from the 18th century which I definitely plan to add to my wardrobe over time. 😉 (I’ll just have to sell some more doll clothes first. 😉 ) (Speaking of which, I think some of the patterns in J.A. may serve as inspiration for doll clothes as well. 😉 ) 
So, yes, I’m pretty excited. 🙂