Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Random :-)

Ever since Blogger came out with the "Stats" page on blogger dashboards, I have been intrigued to see what posts on "The Dashwood Sisters" blog are visited most.  Did you know that the Molly's Wardrobe page has been visited 383 times since May?  Following that is the Emma Costume Study at 228 views.  The other pages on the Wives and Daughters costume study, the movie reviews, and the posts from the Anne of Green Gables fashion week all have received a good many views.

I'm glad so many people are visiting my costume study page!  Because of all the views, I thought I would ask my readers, what do you think of the Wives and Daughters Costume Study page?  Is there anything you think I could add to make it more detailed and interesting?  Or do you like it as it is?  Have any of the posts helped you in recreating your own Wives and Daughters costume?  (I should love to see the finished product, if they have helped!)  Would you like to see other characters added to the study?  (I have been planning on screencapping Mrs. Hamley's and the Browning sisters' gowns but have not taken the time to yet.)  What about any new pages?  Please feel free to share.  Just please be kind in your comments and don't slaughter the posts.  You may give ideas, but don't slaughter them. 

New Etsy Listing

Also, I have recently purchased a new "model" for my shop ;-) (an American Girl doll) though I'm not sure when she will arrive yet.  She's one of the retired Girl-of-the-Year dolls so I have been keeping an eye out for her to no avail-- and eBay was definitely no help-- until this week, when I was finally able to purchase her at a comparatively good price from a message board member... so hopefully within a couple weeks she'll be modeling for the Etsy shop. :-)  I guess that's neither here nor there.

One more thing-- plans for a new Regency/historical costume (human-sized, not doll-sized) soon, Lord willing!  More to come on that later...

Friday, August 20, 2010

Another 1890 Doily

I finished this doily several weeks ago, but took quite a long time to actually get pictures of it. :P Click here to see a previous post on a doily made from the same pattern.
This one I made with burgundy-colored thread (obviously!), and I rather like it. :)

Thanks to Margaret for getting the pictures for me. ;)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

More Quilt Squares

This month, the quilt squares I worked on were nine-patch squares. (Sorry about two of the pictures being sideways...I took them right-side up and they were right-side up in the folder, but the things chose to load sideways. :P)
Tell you what, dear followers...I hate sewing, but I love doing quilt squares!!! :D

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Apology :-P

I am sorry for our ridiculous lack of posts lately. :-)  Last week we were REAAAAAAALLLLLY busy helping at VBS at church and other stuff during the day, and I haven't had much time for sewing.  Several weeks ago, I made a top for "Margaret" and a new skirt for me, but we haven't had a chance to get pictures yet.  Hopefully we will soon.  (We just need to take the time to do it. :-) )

Meanwhile, here's a picture of last week's thrift store find.  A gorgeous crinoline/petticoat that I got for $5!!

I love it and can't wait to wear it under some of the dresses that I'm planning to make. ;-)  (No, I won't be wearing it the way I am in those pictures-- I'll be wearing it under something.  The shirt in the pictures is for modesty. :-) )  Anyway-- I love it!  It is so PUFFY and FULL!!!  And I'm so glad I don't have to make one now.  I think one yard of the netting would have cost the same price that I bought the whole crinoline for. :-P

While I'm at it, here are pictures of the house we visited last week.  It's about as close as I can get to visiting an English estate without going to England. ;-)  Isn't it beautiful?  It reminded me of Pemberley and some of my friends of Sense & Sensibility. :-)