Kate Winslet in the movie Titanic So a friend of mine is getting ready to head over to England for the 100th Anniversary Titanic Memorial Cruise! I am naturally extremely jealous . . . but the fact that I am terrified of open water, and extremely superstitious are enough to keep me on dry land and live this event vicariously through her. I had the opportunity to help "throw together" a few historical pieces for a friend of hers who is also going over for the cruise. The window was something like, "Can you put SOMEthing together in less than three weeks?" (Which if you knew these wonderfully creative, last-minute, women, you would not be surprised at the time frame.) I jumped at the chance because I just LOVE this era, and I always have more fun sewing for others than for myself. So in a few short days I got to make up a simple linen/cotton day dress (made out of very similar fabric to this classic "Boarding Suit" of the movie Titan
Spring is in the air! And the sewing itch is starting to creep under my skin. Last night my little boy and I stayed up late sewing. I was cutting out a new Civil War Era suit for him (will post pictures later) and he was designing, cutting out and hand sewing a pheasant! (R is 7 years old and extremely artistic. He wanted to "start with an animal THEN make a set of clothes."). I also took on a couple 1912 Era dresses for a friend going to a Centennial Titanic cruise! Did I mention they leave in four weeks?! Can't wait to post more. Stay tuned!