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!!! :-D My first '40s dress! :-D
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. :-)