To all who mourn in Israel, He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. Isaiah 61:3

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

1872 Riding Habit Complete!

Good Wednesday to you all!  I hope your week is moving along swimmingly!  Mine is a crazy, stressful week of getting all the things ready for a fashion show at Something Special Antiques in Meridian and getting Colton ready for the new school year at a new school.  I can't wait until Sunday!

I thought I'd write a quick post about the completed riding habit I made for the Women in Sports section of the fashion show.  While this isn't my all time, #1, oh-my-giddy-aunt outfit that I have ever made, I am pleased with how it turned out and feel that it is very elegant in its simplicity.  And this one I won't be selling!!

Here she is on Emma the Mannequin and may I just say that Emma needs to gain some weight!  Poor thing!  She is wasting away to practically nothing!  Oh!  And you can't see in the pictures here, but there are riding trousers under the skirt!  Huzzah!

Inspiration for my riding habit came from this one from The MET.  I like the way the hem of the bodice comes up more towards the waist.  I was using this one originally, but didn't like how the bodice fit me with the hem that I cut up the hem and really liked how it looked!

Will be doing a photo shoot with me wearing this in the future.  One of my fellow bloggers and readers has quite generously offered her horse as a "prop" for a photo shoot!  How fabulous is that!?  I think that will be my most epic "prop" ever in the history of this blog!

Well, I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week!  




  1. How awesome that someone offered to let you include her horse in your photos! That is AMAZING! :) I look forward to those pictures. (And my, but you do seem to pump out the new clothes quickly!)


  2. Wow, it looks beautiful! Let me know when you want to do horse is getting her winter coat already and needs some cleaning up.