Saturday, May 4, 2013

Spring Curtain-along check in

I've been lazy about blogging this spring, so I am well overdue for another Curtian-along post.  If you are scratching your head in confusion about what this whole "curtain-along" thing is about, you can read all of my posts about the topic here.  And now that we are all caught up, here are the latest developments in the online world of curtain costuming.

If you are going to Costume College this summer, I'd love to have your input on when we should have our Curtain-along meetup.  After looking over the class schedule, several of us curtain-costumers have decided that Saturday during the day might be the best time for us to wear our dresses and have a little gathering and photo op.  I'll wait until after the limited classes are assigned to set a time, but let me know if you are interested in participating and when would be the best time for you.

I've seen more and more AMAZING curtain projects popping up around the blogosphere lately.  I am trying to pin all of the curtain projects that I find on my Pinterest board, but I'm sure I've missed a ton.  If you see any others, or if you are working on your own project with the Felicite fabric, please let me know - I'd love to add it!  If you don't have a blog of your own, I'd also be thrilled to feature your work here.

I wanted to give a quick shout-out to two amazing bloggers who have posted curtain-along projects this spring.  I have always had a special weakness for printed Françhaise gowns, so I was absolutely blown away when I saw Learning to Costume's Robe à la Française.  O.M.G.  Is that not the most drool-worthy thing ever?  

I was also ridiculously enamored with this "dress in a day" created by A Dedicated Follower of Fashion.  Yes, you read that correctly - three ladies made this gorgeous gown in ONE DAY!  I'm not sure which part impresses me the most - how quickly it was made or how beautiful it looks on Amanda.

There are also several other wonderful Curtain-along projects that I've seen on the Historical Sew Fortnightly Facebook page.  Unfortunately I can't link to those, but you might want to take a peek at the photo albums for the UFO challenge and the Flora and Fauna challenge to see a few more beautiful gowns, jackets, and cloaks.

And finally, here's a little fabric shopping tip thanks to Joni.  Have you seen the Hazelnut colorway of the Waverly Felicite fabric?  It has more neutral color palate than the curtain versions, and has it on sale for $6.98 a yard.  You can't beat that!


Kelly said...

"You can't beat that!"

Actually, you can -- it's now on sale for $5.58! That amazing price and all your lovely posts finally inspired me to join in and I have 8 yards on the way. Hopefully, I'll have pictures to share sometime before the end of the summer. Thank you for the inspiration!


Kristine Huiskens said...

This is awesome!! Thank you so much for posting about the sale :) I had planned to get the fabric ages ago and then had an unexpected bill pop up and just couldn't afford it. Will be ordering this asap :)

Curtains said...

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