So I have been giving more and more thought on researching to go along with sewing. While my sewing time has somewhat been diminished I want to give more time to researching and recording while I sew (when I can). I don't know if this will actually happen and it might be just me rambling. I usually spend quite a bit of time reading 18th century information on my own and thought I would put it to better use. I wandered across the above painting a few times over the last two years and have always love it. I came across it again today AND this from Burnley and Trowbridge:
which of course makes me want to make it even more. I think I will do a little research on the Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia, 1783-1801 and the dress.
I also wanted to delve more into researching women in 18th century society including social customs, education, etc...for both American women and European women. I will probably narrow it down to a specific topic once I pick which books I plan to read. Hope to keep you posted.
As you can see I am trying real hard to get back to the blogging :)
P.S. I finally subscribed this week to Your Wardrobe Unlock'd and Foundations Revealed which I'm super excited about and kind it of course got me pumped on the research thing.