Thursday, May 31, 2012


So, I have made some jewelry inspired by regency things. Go check it out! Let me know if you like it, have some ideas...etc. I'm happy to sell something, but feedback is more what I'm going for!

Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Delivery of Commisson

So, I am pretty proud of myself today. I finally delivered my OpSail Commission to customer. I only posted pics of the dress, but I also made a fall front trouser and a shirt for her one son who will be a powder monkey along with his brother. I'm really just feeling like a boss right now, so I'll let the pictures do the talking.

For the pants, I deconstructed a pair of ladies size 0 linen capri pants.
I chopped up the other linen pants that matched closest and added the fall front:
There was an injury. For the record, I was attacked by the roll cutter. I stand by my story.
I started on the shirt. For the record, I don't read patterns. The lingo is like greek to me and the pictures are sometimes not helpful. April, my lovely friend and client, went to Fabric Depot and got me a historical pattern. Yes, I followed it.
I even made the button holes by hand. Yeah, like a boss.
This is AJ in his whole outfit. He really wasn't happy, but he was sure makes a great powder monkey!
And April in all her glory. God, I am so happy with this dress!
And the whole family!
And, with the exception of the details, like shoes and neckclothes, the family is ready to go to OpSail. If any of the Ladies and Gents of the Regency Society of Virginia or any of our other sister societys come across this lovely lady, go ahead and presume to make introduction, I know she would like it!

Nora A Baronets Daughter, Modiste

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Spencer Commission-Done

This is what my project was at the beginning
We had sketched out the idea based on a picture of a spencer made from the Mode Bagatelle pattern. I draped it on her and came up with a pattern to fit her.
I cut the silk with the lining and started putting it all together
It started to come together until the silk dupioni started to fray at the seems.
I improvised, and made it look decorative.
Here it is on the mannequin before I attached the sleeves.
This it in the front with the hand sewn button holes.
Back view of the finished project..
and..Im spent. It will look lovely on Miss Emma and she is so happy, she said she will commission more clothing from me. I will probably not charge her nearly enough, but her joy was a part of the payment. I hope to post pictures of her in my creation. Sincerely, Nora Azevedo, Modiste and a Baronets Daughter.