A Graceful Maiden's Memoir

"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to Him in song!" - Psalm 28:7

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Stitching and Snipping

Farewell for the weekend! Miriam Hart is coming over tonight and will stay for the weekend to sew! I'll be showing her how to use the machine, and helping her understand patterns, and hopefully we'll have two new dresses by the time we're done! We're making an old-English type looking dress, with 3/4 length sleeves with lace, a long flowy skirt, and a square necked bodice with lace. We had to get the Simplicity costume pattern, since like Elijah said, "You're so old-fashioned, you have to sew your dresses from costume patterns!" :-)

I can't wait to sew with Miriam for a few days! Hope you all have a blessed weekend! I know mine will be fun, as I stich seams and snip threads...

8 Comments:

  • At 10:15 AM, June 01, 2006, Blogger Susan said…

    That's funny. My mom laughs when I buy patterns from the costume section too :).

     
  • At 10:58 AM, June 01, 2006, Blogger Jessica said…

    Oooh, I'd love to see pictures when you're done with them! I haven't yet bought a pattern from the costume section to wear...but I love looking through that part of the catalog and wishing! Do you (and you, Susan) wear the "costume" dresses in public? Sorry if that's a weird question...I just was wondering! I'd love to wear clothes like those from "the olden days", but I already look weird enough that I don't think the costume-y look would be good!

     
  • At 4:38 PM, June 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi! I love your site! I wish I had one! you like to dance too! I love to dance! I take ballet and I'm going to be a professional dancer for the Lord! I'm 14 and a half! Do you want my e-mail? I want to ask first before I post it (for saftey reasons!)! I also Love to sew costumes!

    Sister In Christ,

    Ashley M.

     
  • At 4:44 PM, June 01, 2006, Blogger Samantha C. Brooks said…

    I've been tempted to buy a skirt costume pattern (that looks like it's from the 60s) but I think the family might think me weird. lol You must must must show pictures! lol.

     
  • At 5:02 AM, June 02, 2006, Blogger Susan said…

    Jessica,
    I haven't actually made an "authentic" costume to wear on a daily basis yet (I have a few projects in my plans), though I've made clothing that harkens back to the olden days :). My family jokes that some of my wardrobe looks like it belongs in a prairie town. I try to wear more of a "classic" look most of the time.

     
  • At 11:08 AM, June 03, 2006, Blogger Anna Naomi said…

    Hi all! I'll respond more later, but Ashley, I'm glad you found my blog! If you want to email me, you can find my email address in my profile. I'd love to hear from you! It's neat that you're going to Ballet Magnificat's intensive as well! I'll write more later, but we must get back to sewing...

     
  • At 11:59 AM, June 03, 2006, Blogger Jessica said…

    Thanks for the reply, Susan...I know what you mean about trying to wear a "classic" look...that's what I try to do too. But then I watch a period film like Pride and Prejudice or Anne of Avonlea or Little Women, or I look at the dresses and patterns www.sensibility.com and then I'm just itching to make a "beautiful dress" and wear it no matter how many weird looks I get! Maybe one day I actually will...OH WHY, oh why doesn't the world dress like it did 150 years ago?! The trials of a skirted maiden who dreams of beautiful gowns...

     
  • At 6:56 PM, June 03, 2006, Blogger Anna Naomi said…

    Go ahead and make a fun dress Jessica! They make good formal occassion dresses, and they're so fun to wear! I feel the same way after watching old movies! Miriam and I plan to wear our dresses for my brother's graduation celebration, then again for our fall solo and ensemble concert. Plus, whenever else we feel like it! Yes, we look different, but it's fun!!

     

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