The 2016 Louisville Jane Austen Festival

June 5, 2017 - comments
The 2017 Louisville Jane Austen Festival is almost here, and since it’s my next costume even, I thought it would be the perfect time to tell you about the 2016 Festival. Okay, so the perfect time would have been last year, but let’s not nitpick here. Read more...

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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...

The Navy Figured Spencer and Green Bonnet

August 10, 2014 - comments
My original plan for the Costume College Ice Cream Social was to join in on the Game of Thrones fun. I had a Margaery Tyrell inspired costume planned and even started when I ran into trouble. My perfectly fitted pattern didn’t translate into a perfectly fitted bodice, and while the costume isn’t a total loss, it needs work. More work and mental energy than I had time for with a deadline looming.
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Filed under: 1790s, 1800s

Costume College 2014

August 9, 2014 - comments
I’m home from my annual pilgrimage to southern California. Not only did I spend a lovely weekend at Costume College, I also extended my vacation to explore some more around L.A. I have fun things to share from both the Getty Villa and the Getty Center, as well as the Huntington Library. Also, I may have bought more fabric. Oops. But first, Costume College! Read more...

It's cold.

January 8, 2014 - comments
As a great portion of the United States can attest, it’s been quite cold the past few days.  Where I live it didn’t get nearly as cold as other parts of the country, but -2 is not a number we see very often and I’ve been trying to stay warm by wearing as many layers as possible. I’m naturally cold all the time, and my thin blood can’t handle much below freezing. I often wonder how I would have survived in the days before central heating and electricity. Honestly, I'm doubtful.

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Filed under: 1800s
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