Inspiring notions

While rumoring through the shelves of the sewing notion store, I had so many ideas of fabulous outfits running through my head.
It was a real challenge to hold back and separate what I needed (aka. wanted) and what I really needed.

Here are a few of the things I ‘m hoping to create using my latest findings:

The 1,5 m of black lace should be enough to make either a lace cap or a pair of lace cuffs for my planed morning ensemble.
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Lots and lots of pearl (faux) buttons, which of some will be used on my Aprils HSM item – The Lady Mary striped dress.
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The withe pleated polyester ribbon is perfect for both the collar of a regency chemisett and a since 18-19 century cap.
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10 m or so of this black pleated trim will decorate a 1885s “natural form” dress (someday…)
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I will need lots of small metal buttons for my next medieval cotehardie.
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And the bigger ones will do nicely on a militariy inspired spencer.
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I will need lots of lace to make my planed 16th century (and 17th century) outfits this year.
I mean: cuffs, collars, really big collars, chemises, dresses, glows e.ct. all need it in abundance.
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Not the most thrilling item, but for a corded petticoat you need Lots of cord.
(On second thought I may just need to revisit the store once more before it closes to get some more).
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There are no end to the things you can decorate with velvet trim.
But for now I plan to use it later in the year for the “Brown” challenge
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I love the fun you can have decorating pieces with pompom ribbons. I’m thinking regency Pelisse or Spencer for the green one, and 1850s bolero and skirt for the blue.
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And lastly, 12m of golden lace will be perfect for my planes on exploring the 17th century this year.
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What would you make if you found the perfect trim?

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