I am beyond excited, I started work in earnest on "The Domestic Lady's Dressmaker" today. I have great hopes and plans for this book, but mostly I want it to exist to help living historians to be able to re-create appropriate garments for daily wear/work. I am inspired by Janet Arnold's "Patterns of Fashion" books, Nancy Bradfield's "Costume in Detail" and the great "Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail" by Lucy Johnston, so I wanted to include all the things I always wished I had when recreating dresses. Each dress will have a pattern draft, a sketch with notes and photographs with more notes. This is my first go-around and I want to share it with you so feel free to download the file!
WickedStepmother spends most of her time in her castle, and trying to control her minions, to little avail.