So without further ado, a brief review of 2014!
|I make a 1920s evening dress for our performance at Arisia|
|I use the same shot fabric for a new Regency ballgown...|
|...and start my photography research post series|
|Rather than rush a new dress, I fix the fit on my pink plaid 1860s gown from last year|
|I play with different views for photographing events|
|I work with tulle for the first time and make a 1950s party dress|
|I pull and all-nighter (whoops) to whip up a 1910s ballgown for a 1914 performance,|
|take my first shot at battle photography for a WWII reenactment,|
|build my first camera mod,|
|and make an evening bodice for my printed cotton 1860s dress|
|I re-drape the bodice for my 1910s ballgown,|
|and do my first real photography outing with the petzval|
|I make a new white linen 1920s dress for picnicking|
|We squeeze in a last picnic on Labor Day (and I use it to do some more petzval work),|
|and I begin the Mother/Daughter Dress Project with my first attempt at plaid matching! (both bodices are constructed)|
|Undergarments elude me, but I bake up a storm|
|I mostly complete the Mother/Daughter Dress Project (with help from Mom!) over Thanksgiving: both skirts and underskirts are completed, and the bodices are wearable|
|I shoot our suffrage rally for the Plymouth Thanksgiving celebration, aiming to take portraits that capture the feel of the event (you can decide how well I did in my upcoming post on this!),|
|and disassemble my hobble skirt to make a new skirt I can picket in, and construct a new overskirt for the ensemble|
|I finally complete--and wear!--my dress for the Mother/Daughter Dress Project by finishing my bodice|
I also have a couple of other resolutions to add to the list: I'd like to make some of the projects I have fabric for, that have been sitting in my stash for years at this point. I'd also like to work on doing some photo shoots outside of events I'm already attending--take an afternoon, get dressed up, and just take photos. It's not normally what I do with my clothes (I mostly sew specifically for events), but I think it would be hugely helpful to practice actually taking pictures.
That second resolution I could use some help with: if you're in the Boston area and you're up for a picture-taking afternoon (historical or otherwise), let me know!
|Best wishes for the start of 2015!|