I'm back! :D Blimey, I can't believe it's been three years since I last updated this blog. Apologies for those waiting for the apron pattern update - I managed to loose the pattern piece and 90% of the tutorial has been sitting on here waiting to be posted for a couple of years. If I find the pattern piece and/or the remaining tutorial photos I'll post an update. In the meantime here is one of the CDVs from my personal collection - a lovely lady c.1863-65. The CDV unfortunately has no photographers mark on the back. I love the ruched trim on her bodice and the use of the delicate lace to accentuate it.