A New Dress

As those who follow this blog have seen, I was very excited to sew my first set of historically inspired underpinnings back in the winter/spring. I did it mostly for the experience and to learn how to sew by hand. My sister challenged me to enter the chemise into our county fair and I actually placed in the adult division with it! I was so excited to receive a ribbon for my 100% hand sewn and finished dress. To see that project click HERE.

I have now officially started the next project in this stage of historically inspired sewing projects. Technically, this new project is inspired by a film that was inspired by a book which was published in 1908, but I’m considering the whole thing historically inspired.

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So without further ado, a preview of the fabric for this project:

The fabric is polyester imitation satin and organza because I don’t exactly have the pocket book yet for authentic silk. However, it looks almost identical and I am beyond enthusiastic about starting this project. The sash will be a deep royal purple, and the dress and overlay ivory. The inspiration for this dress is the ivory organza¬†and satin striped overlay worn by Anne during her concert at the White Sands Hotel (1985 rendition). The only striped organza I could find almost anywhere was in England and LA and it would take 2 weeks to get here…neither the time or the price fit into my design constraints, so crushed imitation organza seemed equally lovely ūüėČ

This will be an exciting project. I hope to post the finished results once I have reached that point. The plan is to have it finished in time for an upcoming Christmas Ball.

Wish me luck ūüôā

~God Bless!~

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Spring Break in Pictures

Spring has sprung here at Mt Hope! So much to do, and with¬†the lovely¬†weather like we’ve been having, it’s easy to get distracted in the beauty of the day. It has been a full week. Now that the good weather is come, many adventures are sure to be on their way. I hope you enjoy some of the pictures from this week:)

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The third installment of the series I’m revisiting:)

 

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Henrietta in full bloom with her gorgeous pear blossoms

 

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Still working on that blue-striped sweater

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board games, bike rides, cleaning, and visiting with Anne Shirley and her friends in Avonlea have been the entertainment for us girls this week

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The most perfect batch of rolls that I have ever made

    I used the 30-min Roll recipe for the batch above. They were absolutely divine!

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“…Thou annointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over…”

Psalms 23

What did you do this past week?

A Week in Pictures| 2nd week|March

We live in a time of insurmountable blessings.

I have been reminded that God is ever good and is always watching.

Here are some of the fun and light things that happened last week!

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Met up with my dear friend Anne to help decompress from the stress of dead week and finals. To paraphrase the great Mrs Lynde, “The sun will go on rising and setting whether I pass in digital electronics or not”

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My little sister met a frog named Fred and he spent the night in the kitchen

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Fred had to go home the next morning

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Found an 18-wheeler in front of where I parked the other morning while going picking my brother up from Bible Study.

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FINALLY got the truck cleaned out and detailed! So good to have it back up and running!

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Continuing the adventures with Anne:) She never ceases to bring comfort to a troubled mind and a heart in need of a kindred spirit.

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And lastly, a return to a large project started months ago

What did you do this week?

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¬†“Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God; and if ye do these things, ye shall be lifted up at the last day.”

~Alma 37:37