Monday, July 21, 2008

Christmas in July!


I make a lot of Dickens Christmas Dresses! In November and December a lot of people attend Christmas Dickens Fairs. At those fairs Ladies dress up in gem colored or Christmas colored hoop dresses, and men sport top hats, white gloves, and look very handsome in their Victorian suits. For onlookers, Dickens Fairs look like The Christmas Carol has come to life. Tiny Tim or even Scrooge himself might be around the corner!

This year I am taking Dickens Dress orders beginning July! I enjoy working with ladies as they share their idea of the perfect dress and then watch the dress take shape on my dress form. Some ladies like their dresses to be simple yet elegant. While other ladies like their dress to be very eye catching. The picture is one of the dresses I made last year as a custom order.

I am offering custom made dresses in my Etsy story. If you mention this blog I will discount the custom order 10%. Just type in Victorian Blog in the message to seller and I will refund you the 10% or send you a new invoice.


6 comments:

Kim Bagwill said...

Very cool dresses!

Liz said...

I just love your blog! I enjoy reading of the victorian days and style and love this dress. Best wishes in your success

The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

I am so impressed; your work is beautiful.... and I so appreciate the patients and details involved. Just cutting the dress out would be a challenge. I will enjoy returning to your blog. Thank you for sharing.

sarahanne said...

Thanks everyone for your encouragement!

Threeundertwo said...

What a great blog. We attend the Dickens Fair in San Francisco every year, and although I sew a little, I'm really intimidated by making these reproductions. I love looking at them. One of these years maybe I'll be brave enough to dress up.

sarahanne said...

I've never been to a Dickens Fair myself, although my husband has. I have gone to a Dickens Christmas Play. It was a lot of fun. I sell a lot of dresses to California. So the Dickens Fair must be pretty big there. But it is a lot of fun to dress up where for Dickens or Civil War!