Thursday, October 13, 2011

I’m Still Alive

Hi All,

   Yes, I am still alive :) I just haven’t had much to post about. I’m still going to physical therapy and it is going quite well. I have my evaluation this Friday to see what progress I have made from my first appointment and to see if I need to continue my therapy, which I suspect I will. On the plus side, I have seen some marked improvement in my hands and my therapist is confident we will get it fixed.

   Since I am on a sewing hiatus, I have had time to research, dream, and drool over some lovely gowns. Here are some of the beauties I hope to sew, once I’m allowed.


  I need to make a new riding habit. I have some bright red linen and matching deathhead buttons, from Mrs. Cartwright, that are just asking to be made up into this beauty.


One cannot have too many open robes, right?


I love this frock and I have some patterned sheers that would work quite well for this style.


I have always loved the frock on the right.


And it is time to make a new pair of stays. Mine are still passable, but they are dying. I’ve used them for three seasons and they have definitely seen better days. I’m really liking this pair from the V & A. I love the little skirt supports on the back.

Well folks, that’s all for now!

Have a lovely day.

Love Lauren

P.S. To all of my dear friends… Thank you for all of the well wishes and inquiries on my hands. You guys are awesome!!! I sincerely love the costume community. Everyone cares about each other and helps each other. We certainly have the best hobby, in my humble opinion.

6 Witty Sentiments:

Kleidung um 1800 said...

Glad to hear that you're feeling better:)
Your research looks like so much fun! Your picks are eye candy! The dress in the third picture is beautiful and would suit you so well!!!
The stays are very interesting (I've also admired them and they've been the reason why I've purchased the book "Underwear in Detail"...heehee...btw I also like the green jumps on page 122)

Take care and get well soon,

Sarah said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better. I hope everything is back to 100% pretty soon and you can jump back into the projects you have been researching. I love the stays and that sheer gown is to die for!

Anne Elizabeth said...

I am especially looking forward to the red frock and the riding habit! You will look fabolous once you are well enough to make them! Get well soon.

Btw, I gave you a Duchie award. :-)

Olympe de la Tour D'Auvergne said...

Glad to hear that PT is going well. I'm sure you'll be back to sewing again in no time.

Beth said...

I also awarded you the Duchie award - thanks for sharing all the hard work you do with us!

MrsC (Maryanne) said...

Oh! I would love to see you in red, I bet it's one of your absolute corker colours :) So pleased you are making progress. PLease don't do any more marathon sewing efforts, those hands are so special and need to be looked after :) xo