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Collection by Christina DiGuilio

Christina DiGuilio

Is This New Netflix Show Actually Feminist?

"Godless" delivers on some fantastic female characters but fails to give them anything to do.

Laura Ingalls Wilder dress/pinafore/bonnet patterns

Modest & Simple Sewing Patterns by The King's Daughters | dress patterns for ladies and girls

The King's Daughters ~ providing modest and simple sewing patterns including jumpers, dresses, nightgowns, vests, petticoats, aprons, head coverings / veils, pantaloons, slips, smocks, Sun Bonnets and pinafores in timeless designs for ladies and girls seeking to dress simply in modest clothing.

When Calls the Heart - The Series | Hallmark Channel

When Calls the Heart | Hallmark Channel

Get extended previews, behind the scenes clips, highlights, production blogs, cast bios, photos & more from the romantic Hallmark Channel Original Series "When Calls the Heart."

Kirsten dress

kirsten dress for sadie & a play

Last spring Sadie asked for a Kirsten dress. She got Kirsten when she turned 4 and she's always been her favorite. I had just made some dresses that were for Little House play and living history visits and was a...

Serenity Victorian Dress from Recollections

Serenity Victorian Dress

This pretty dress is perfectly named! Imagine yourself pouring tea while wearing our lovely Serenity dress. Made up in your choice of lovely print, this dress features a high collar trimmed in lace, a fitted bodice that dips to a deep V at the waist front, and generous leg-o-mutton sleeves with lace-trimmed cuffs. The bodice buttons closed at the front. The very full skirt - in your choice of floor length or boot length - is gathered into the bodice at the waist, and a deep lace-trimmed…

Jack (Daniel Lissing) & Elizabeth (Erin Krakow)

Jack (Daniel Lissing) & Elizabeth (Erin Krakow)

Civil War Pagoda Sleeve Camp Dress Victorian Historical Costume Homespun

Civil War Pagoda Sleeve Camp Dress Victorian Historical Costume Homespun

Lovely addition to your Civil War camp dress clothing. This lovely camp dress gets its flare from the wonderful pagoda style sleeves. This historically accurate camp dress is fun and functional. Made from a 100% cotton homespun plaid fabric. This is a one piece dress where the bodice is attached to the waist making it an easy piece to wear. Bodice is a basic style for the period and closes in front with buttons. Bodice is fully lined with a natural or white muslin. Collar is a small laid in…

Aileen By Recollections

Aileen Victorian Dress

Perfect for both dressy or casual wear, you will love this sweet gown for every occasion! This lovely cotton dress with double puffed sleeves is made up in your choice of our wonderful prints. The bodice has a rounded neckline and very full double-puffed sleeves with a deep lace ruffle at the cuff, which is just above the elbow. Buttons covered to compliment the gown close the front. The long skirt gathers into the waist of the bodice, which has a deep figure-flattering "V" at the front…

Victorian Times: Polka Dot Fun!

Polka Dot Fun!

Polka dots were very fashionable during the civil war and Victorian era, as was the Polka Dance. Here is an original picture of a civil war photo (CDV) of a lady in a polka dot dress. Also pictured is my newly made civil war day dress. The polka dot dress comes with a paisley apron. Paisley was another design that was also popular during the civil war. I think polka dots are fun and make a simple yet elegant dress. I've had the CDV for years and wanted to make a dress with polka dots. When I…