Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Every summer when the weather warms up I get into such a pirate mood and want to go out and play with swords and ride in boats. Er...ships, rather. ;)
Here are a few pirate shirts I've been itching to make. Maybe I'll get around to one of them this summer.
I love Will Turner's musty Burgundy shirt from At World's End.
And how about a Dread Pirate Roberts shirt? Every good pirate needs one!

This isn't really a pirate but it's an awesome piratey shirt...I'm in love with Prince Caspian's shirt:

Look at that cartridge pleating! This would be one of those time consuming projects that will take awhile but I'm crazy enough to actually do. Weather I finish or not...well...;)
Or how about an awesome Crusoe shirt?
I love those billowing sleeves!
I love the color of this one:
And then there's the girlie dresses and such...Would love to make some more of Elizabeth Swann's costumes! Which reminds me...I'm in great need of a Pirates marathon to finish my Elizabeth Swann corset!
Don't forget...if you are just dying for a pirate shirt this summer I take custom orders in my SHOP. I'm happy to machine sew or hand sew a shirt for you!
I'm currently working on the last costume study for season 1 of Robin Hood, featuring the heroic outlaw himself! Sorry if it's taking awhile...this boy has a lot of clothes believe it or not! It's taking awhile to sort them all out...but they sure are cool! And I can't wait to start on season 2! There's some really awesome costumes in this series!
Alright...off to do some cleaning and hopefully work on my short stays later. I may just be altering an old dress for the Jane Austen tea as the holiday weekend has got me way behind on my sewing goals. But the short stays are a must!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!


  1. Hello Anna! I wanted to thank you for introducing me to Crusoe! I bought the DVD set after you spoke so highly of it, and my entire family just loves it! Thank you for bringing it to my attention on your blog!


    P.S. My sisters and I are avid seamstresses and movie costume lovers, and we really enjoy your blog! :)

  2. Neat project ideas! And I cannot find the Crusoe movie!!! It must not be in the US yet.

  3. YAY! I love pirates! We will have a pirate party with swashbuckling stuff and crurvy dogs! ok..LAME-O! I need a bath. When we watched Prince Caspian a while ago i couldn't get over his shirt either! The sleeves are very dashing! It hangs really nice on the sleeves with the smocking. i think its smocking... hmm I need to see Robinson Crusoe too! well...I'd rather watch Robin Hood season 2 with Gen, you and Marge but..
    I wish to make a night gown.. Maby I'll make an under dress for ajada.. smart! but I need to make my regency boned front bodice petticoat first! blah. I wish it was at the "wearing" stage.. oh well. hugs xoxoxxx

  4. Fun post!

    My brother is wanting a pirate shirt, and I thought that since you make them I'd ask, what pattern(s) do you like using or would recommend?

  5. Kiri, I'm glad you all enjoyed it! I can't wait to get a copy...I haven't watched it since it was on tv! My dad and I loved it though!

    Bria, it is available in the US but I'm not sure you would be able to rent it anywhere as it's not a movie it's a tv show. And it wasn't very popular so I'm not sure regular rental places would order it. Maybe NetFlix might have it??

    Aims...we need to get together pronto. With RH and WS and AD. :) Yeah.

  6. That is where I looked. We have Netflix, but I couldn't find a trace of it! And we don't have TV so I won't see it there

  7. Crusoe is available on Hulu which is where I am currently watching it but I did find it at my local Target for about $20 and it also included a book. I hope that helps you if you still wanted to know about it.



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