The 1912 Project

4 Jan

As often happens to me, I was browsing online the other day and I fell down a rabbit hole. Surprisingly, this time, I stumbled across something lovely.

I was reading Threads magazine’s blog and I saw a post on there about the 1912 Project. I knew nothing about this project, but I quickly became excited as I read about it. See, April 2012 will be the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. In remembrance of this date, the Vintage Pattern Lending Library is hosting an ambitious project. The VPLL will be working with a determined team of volunteers to reproduce about 150 garments from patterns included in the 1912 issues of the French fashion journal La Mode Illustr√©e. Thus, the 1912 Project! I’m excited to be involved with this endeavor and I look forward to sharing my trials and tribulations with you.

Sparkly Parrot Brooch

3 Jan
Sparkly Parrot Brooch

Some days just call for a great brooch! I wore this to a job interview in 2005. I've since changed jobs, but my former coworker still remembers it to this day! That's the magic of a funky statement piece.

Welcome!

3 Jan

Welcome to my new blog! As many of you know, I’ve been in love with clothing, especially historical clothing, most of my life. Thanks to various 4-H sewing projects in my teenage years and a slew of fashion design courses taken since 2009, I’m finally developing the skills for some real sewing adventures!

When it comes to designing or even just shopping, I’m repeatedly drawn to designs that mimic or build upon fashion concepts from bygone eras. Keep reading this blog and you’ll see what I mean!