Trusting my costuming instincts

April 19, 2014 - comments
I feel I’ve reached a point in my costuming experience where I can safely trust my instincts. I certainly don’t know everything, but I feel like I’ve absorbed enough information that I when I imagine something in my head, I can usually find documentation for it after the fact.

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Chocolate Brocade Details

April 8, 2014 - comments
Before I move on to my next sewing project, I wanted to share a few detail shots and construction notes from my new brocade francaise. As I mentioned earlier, the construction follows the same method I outlined in my Rose Francaise posts.

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Millinery Through Time Highlights

April 3, 2014 - comments
I was thoroughly impressed with my first conference experience at Colonial Williamsburg, last month’s 60th anniversary celebration of the Margaret Hunter Millinery Shop. The presentations were interesting and well-researched, and I came home inspired, my brain buzzing with new information and ideas. Obviously, I can’t share all of the speaker’s hard work on my blog, but I can talk about a few of the program highlights.

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Last Minute Sewing

March 24, 2014 - comments
And I’m back! I had an absolutely wonderful time at the Millinery Through Time conference at Colonial Williamsburg last week. I have some fun tidbits to share, but first I will start with what I wore.

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The Francaise Dinner and Upcoming Plans

March 6, 2014 - comments
I’m back from an exciting and hectic trip to PA for the 3rd annual Francaise Dinner. Between flight delays, long drives, and inclement weather, the trip ended up being more stressful than I had planned, but I still had a wonderful time with friends and it was great to see everyone dressed in their best finery!

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