The attic is a place dedicate to share my passion :costuming and sewing.I'm not a professional or expert seamstress,only the mother of young kids who love sewing.You won't find 100% historical costume,museum replica, perfection or extreme thing here.

I believe everyone who bring some goodwill can sew and enjoy it.The attic is an unpretentious place .I show my work, information and hope it could somehow inspired you.Feel free to leave comment or share idea.Be welcome and visit as much as you want.

vendredi 19 juin 2009


This picture was taken at the Fête de la Nouvelle-France in Quebec city during the costume contest.I guess it was three or maybe four years ago.We both didn't expect to win anything but just for the fun to participate. The picture is fuzzy but is the only one I can post because we see many people on other.

At left
My honey is wearing a white shirt made of cotton , a black satin jacket with grey flower pattern , a blue coat (which cannot be close)made from the same fabric than the dress on the right and a black velvet pant.This costme is made from the pattern butterick 3072.
The shirt have button at the neck and wrist , the pant have a elastic at the waist.It have to be short but the bottom was unfinish because it should be gather and have a bow on both side.The hat was buy the same day and my honey was sewing the button of the jacket during the trip for Quebec city.

At right
I was wearing a dress made from simplicity 4092 but simplicty 3637 can be use too and the back seem more historical.I do not know the exact name of the fabric but I remember it was mostly cotton.
The lace at the sleeve and for the false underskirt is an embroided lace(expensive at the moment I buy it but I want this lace so much) which is very heavy and not so easy to sew but so beautiful.
The blue dress do not close at the front and under it I made a false underskirt which is in reality an apron made of a blue pale linen with embroided lace over it.It give the same effect but does not required a lot of fabric and in summer it is better.
At the neck a wear a piece of the same lace which for me give a little touch of authenticity(or at least people told me it looks like) and the umbrella is made from wood and lace and was borrow from my dear sister Gwenyver.

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