Cleaning Out My Closet - Costumes for Sale

July 17, 2015 - comments
Over the years I've made far more things that I can ever wear and with that in mind, I'm cleaning out my closet and selling some costumes! Read more...

McCall’s 6503

July 14, 2015 - comments
In my day to day life I wear dresses almost exclusively. They are easy to wear and make one look put-together with minimal effort, because while I enjoy nice clothes, I am lazy and don’t want to have to think beyond “what color cardigan will go with this dress?”  Sometimes I buy my dresses, sometimes I make them, but whenever I find a style I find particularly I end up with multiples of the same dress, in different colors or fabrics. Again, I’m a lazy dresser. Why only have one dress that makes you feel confident when you can have one for every day of the week? My wardrobe may be predictable but I love to wear everything in it.
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Filed under: modern: dresses

A Regency Weekend

July 2, 2015 - comments
Have I really not posted since March? Oops!  I have lots of projects to catch you up on, starting with my first time hosting a costume event. Sorry in advance for all the pictures, but I have so much to share! Read more...

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
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