My name is Nessa. I am in my mid-twenties and a student of psychology. And early last year I embarked on the most exciting journey of my life: Historical sewing.
Regency is the period that stole my heart. Funnily enough, Jane Austen, or my little love handle, were not the main reasons for it. The biggest culprit was a Yorkshireman by the name of Richard Sharpe (and not Mr. Darcy). His stories got me interested in the era oft he Napoleonic Wars. Starting from there, I discoverd Jane Austen’s novels and, of course, Regency fashion.
All I know about sewing is self-taught and everything I make is hand-sewn. Every project I take on, from the pattern, down to the embellishments, is a new learning experience. Even though, in daily life I would not find my head if it were not attached to my body, research and knowledge-gathering are my thing.
In this blog, I want to share my finds with you. I will also walk you through my sewing projects, filling in the tiny gaps about sewing basics and hand embroidery techniques some other journals and textbooks leave out.
Please join me on my spunky Regency road trip. I would be overjoyed for you to stick around and have some fun with me, Mr. Sharpe and the needlework. ;)