Learning Curves

March 10, 2015 - comments
One of the things I love, and admittedly hate too, about costuming is the fact that every project is different. I may have made things from the era before, but each project presents its own unique challenges, frustrations, and opportunities to learn. One of my current project is the perfect example. I’m working on a mid-1790s evening gown with a gathered front and high, narrow back. My love for 1780s and 1790s gathered front transitional gowns is pretty obvious when you look at my project history, but despite the fact that I’ve made five similar gowns, this project has been an interesting experiment. Read more...

Curse you Pinterest!

February 4, 2015 - comments
CADD strikes again! I saw this portrait on Pinterest several weeks ago and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Read more...

Filed under: 1780s: Gothic Heroine

2015 Plans

January 26, 2015 - comments
I’ve been scheming about my travel and costume plans lately, and 2015 looks like it’s going to be a good year. I don’t have too many costume trips planned this year, but I’ve got some other fun travel to look forward to. My husband and I will be taking a Caribbean vacation this spring for our anniversary and then I (hopefully!) have a trip to England in the works for August. Read more...

2014 Year End Review

December 27, 2014 - comments
So maybe I should post something in December?

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Filed under: year end review

An Embroidered Letter Case

November 19, 2014 - comments
I have a weakness for historical accessories. From jewelry to reticules, they are often my favorite part of an outfit. One accessory I’ve long wanted to make is an embroidered letter case or wallet. What could be more perfect for carrying things like money or hotel keys at an event? No more loosing things at the bottom of my pocket or purse!

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Filed under: Georgian accessories
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