Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award – Part Two: Paying it Forward


Now for the fun part – sharing the award and asking those hard questions.

I based these international nominations on my appreciation for the bloggers’ ability to create beautiful reproduction garments and write well about their experience. It’s hard enough to do one or the other, let alone both.

To the nominees – you are under no obligation to accept and I won’t feel hurt if you don’t. Just know I love and appreciate your work. You inspire me to keep learning and trying. Cheers, merci and thank you.


My ten nominees for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award are:

  1. Aux Belles Choses…Stephanie writes about vintage sewing and fab DIY home dec – in English.
  2. Beth, who writes V is for Vintage. Some very nice vintage work goin’ on there.
  3. Tickety Boo Tupeny – not just vintage sewing but vintage knitting, too. *swoon*
  4. Romancing the Sewn – presented by team Erin and Sophia as they work their way through the Historical Sew Monthly 2015 with very precise recreations.
  5. Amber, aka Lady of the Wilderness, has a degree in Historic Costume Construction. She doesn’t post frequently, but when she does it’s great.
  6. Miss Brilliantine, author of B*tch, Pelisse! As with Lady of the Wilderness, you don’t get quantity – it’s quality all the way. (With some excellent historical sewing hacks that really work.)
  7. Les choses délicates is written in French and in English by an extremely talented historical seamstress. Beautiful photography, too.
  8. A Fractured Fairytale – she covers an enormous range of historic costuming with lovely work and tons of details.
  9. The Lady Victoria, named (not coincidentally) Victoria does incredible work and shares the step-by-step details.
  10. Thread-Headed Snippet, self-described as “Another insufferable history-obsessed amateur seamstress with a penchant for 17th -19th century American fashion.” Fabulous humor in a genre where it’s not often found. Oh, and great sewing, too.

(Note: I have no idea why the first three nominees are showing in red while the rest are not. I didn’t do it on purpose, don’t know why they’re showing up that way and can’t seen to fix it. On my edit screen they all show up in bright blue. I did check all the links and they work. If anyone knows the fix, please let me know. Thanks.)

Edit – well, now they’re all showing up in blue the way they should. I’m pleased, but have no idea how it happened. No biggie.


My ten questions for them are:

  1. Which of your projects is the one that proved to you “I can do this!”?
  2. If you could eat any one food, as much as you want, without getting too heavy or too thin or having any ill health effects at all, what would it be?
  3. Who do you most appreciate having in your life?
  4. What is your favorite place, and why? It can be anywhere – in your own backyard or around the world. (“In my head” doesn’t count…and is a bit scary.)
  5. If you could dress for only one historical period, assuming you had access to all the help you’d need, which one would it be, and why?
  6. If you absolutely had to dye your hair (no choice about it) in something other than a natural color, what would that color be? Or would you just shave it all off and start hoarding wigs?
  7. What is your favorite kind of hand needlework? Sewing, needlepoint, embroidery, cross stitch…?
  8. If your home was on fire and you only had time to save one pattern from your stash, which one would it be?
  9. Same question, but for fabric. Which single piece of fabric would you save? (And no, you can’t stay and go up in smoke with the stash. No “Fahrenheit 451” options, OK?)
  10. What inspires you to continue creating and blogging when there are so many other things competing for your time every day?

Thanks, again, to one and all for sharing your work and teaching us as you learn.

2 thoughts on “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award – Part Two: Paying it Forward

    • My pleasure! I love what you’re doing with this year’s HSM challenges. I’ve admired the work of Dorothea Lange for ages and you’ve inspired me to try a pair of 1940’s trousers. Or perhaps a pair of overalls. I really can’t decide, so maybe both. 😉 Looking forward to your answers…

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