The Colonial Dress Project

Colonial Dress Project update.

This is the fabric I will be making our colonial dresses from. Isn’t it lovely! It’s a reproduction print from the era that I got from Colonial Williamsburg’s online shop. As lovely as it is it will be some time before I cut into it. The first thing to make are chemises or shifts. Those will be from linen as it is the most accurate to the time and the most comfortable. Given that we will be wearing these dresses on the 4th of July I’d say that comfort is important.

Then I have to make stays. I haven’t gathered the supplies for those yet.

Right now though I am playing around with my new serger and enjoying all the cool things it can do. I’ll post on some of the things I am making later.


Are you working on any special projects for the upcoming holidays? I’d love to hear about them. Comment below and leave me a link to your blog if you have one!

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