My next big project was to go to the Old Glory Vintage Dancers Charles Dicken's Christmas Ball on December 17th. My friend Rachel even let me wear her pregnancy corset for the occasion. It was surprisingly comfortable.
I made this Regency dress for my 8 month pregnancy belly. The Civil War era is all about the tiny waist and I could not find a pregnancy pattern in time. At this point in my pregnancy none of my other period clothes fit so I had to make a new dress. I had months to plan and work on it, but being the terrible procrastinator that I am, I ended up sewing the entire thing in 3 days. The ball started at 7pm, and I finished the last button hole at 7:30pm. I keep telling myself that one of these days I am going to be more organized and not rushed and not procrastinate and be on time and have enough time to do my hair pretty. One of these days...
Chelsea, Mark, and Ava.
Charlie did not enjoy Christmas as much as we did.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from J and K.