Coming up in 2016

Thank you to everyone who voted in the design poll!  It’s closed now, and I’m happy to share the results with you.

#1: 18th c. and Regency borders:  I admit I was a little surprised by this, since I had worried you might be bored with borders by now. However, it was clearly the winner, so look for plenty more throughout 2016.


#2: The next three options all tied, so they are all on the list for 2016. They include:

  • Another 18th c. pocket + pattern
  • A Regency reticule + pattern
  • 1830’s-50s Chemisette + pattern

#3: An 1830s Pelerine + pattern was only one vote away from tying, so that’s on the list as well.

#4: An 18th c. men’s waistcoat + pattern. This wasn’t on the poll because it was already on the schedule for next year, but I wanted to mention it while I’m listing the upcoming projects.

So there you have it – more borders and accessories will be coming to the shop in 2016. Thank you for your help in picking them out! I wish I could do them all, and I’ll keep the other suggestions for future design polls. In the meantime, if you have more suggestions, feel free to shoot them my way any time.


A couple other exciting bits about what will be happening in 2016:

Have you heard about the Lady’s Magazine stitch-off? Five glorious patterns from 1796 have been scanned and put online for people to try to stitch out. I’m looking forward to participating in some way, and I’ll make sure to post when I do. If you plan on joining in, I’d love to see your entries, as well.

I also have an embroidery article up this week on Your Wardrobe Unlock’d*, showing how embroidery motifs and techniques change over the period 1500-1800.  A second article covering 1800-1950 will be coming in early 2016. This is an expanded version of the class I taught at Costume College last year, and I really enjoyed writing it. If you’re a member, please check it out and let me know what you think.


*Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. If you want to see a full list of the products I use, check out the Products I Love page.

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