Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Join the Curtain-Along!

The blog got away from me! I've had a bunch of Real Life affairs come up.  Being a new and inexperienced "official" blogger, I haven't had a buffer of posts to go up to cover my absence.  But the plan is to get back on track with my Costume College re-cap in a few days, then to mix up more analysis of my Costume College outfits themselves with other topics.

In the meantime, I wanted to spread the word to check out Jen of Festive Attyre's new Curtain-Along

Basically, the home improvement store Lowe's is currently selling cotton curtains in an appropriate 18th-century print.  The price works out to about $9/yd, which is standard for a good reproduction quilting cotton, and way cheaper than the regular price at Joann's for home dec fabric. There are other sources and other colors, too, in her blog post.

The Curtain-Along isn't a sew-along as such, but it is a voluntary giant group-inspiration project. It's going to be fascinating to see all the different garments that can be made from this print!

Check out Jen's Pinterest board for direct links to the curtains and current projects using the fabric, and her indienne print board for inspiration.

I already have an indienne print cotton gown in a blue and green on white pattern.  I'm thinking that RED this time would be a lot of fun! And this 1790s gown from the Met is really starting to intrigue me...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number 2004.441

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number 2004.441


  1. Oh wow! I've never seen that dress before - it's amazing! Would you mind if I add it to my inspiration board?

    1. Please do! I think I'd already had it on my Pinterest.

      And now that you've seen it , how do you think it's constructed? The fronts clearly are not attached to the skirt, but there's more fabric behind them. I can zoom way in, but the picture's out of focus or something and I can't tell what the drawstring's tying and where the other front bodice piece comes from.

  2. Grr! My dumb reader hasn't alerted me of *any* of your new posts! Reader fail!
    I'm totally excited to see what you make!

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