Showing posts from September, 2009

The Pretty Picture: Blogging For Costumers

Sep 30, 2009 17 comments

Anyone who has turned to the vast power of the interwebs has learned that th ere are myriad Dress Diaries, Journals, and Costuming Blogs ou...

All Tied Up: Surviving The Day in a Corset

Sep 22, 2009 9 comments

We in this modern age, this 21st century, are witness to a strange and fascinating phenomenon - women having the desire to wear hot, heavy, ...

1795 Barn Owl Costume: Feathers At Last!

Sep 18, 2009 10 comments

The half-finished, un-feathered robe has been sitting on the dress form for months with so little love given to it...until TONIGHT. (ok, we...

Stiff Canine/Kitty Crafting Competition

Sep 15, 2009 3 comments

A competition for the cutest crafting pet/sewing helper/general furry costuming menace , over at The Dreamstress . Now, I won't try to...

Medivh: 18th c Men's Patterning Terror

Sep 12, 2009 13 comments

I've been looking for patterns for the entire World of Warcraft 18th c. men's ensemble, but with very little luck. The costume is b...

CONTEST! What Should Avi Be For Halloween?

Sep 11, 2009 3 comments

For those of you who follow my other blogs, you will know all about my dog Avi. She is my sewing "helper" and an all-around aweso...

Musing...

Sep 11, 2009 6 comments

Tee-hee! I promise some epic bomb-sized posts coming up as we near All Hallow's Eve. Oh, I've got some splendid surprises for you!

Time Travel: A Weekend of Ridiculous Costume Fun!

Sep 7, 2009 5 comments

Ah, the fruits of our labors. Do we not agree that after working so hard on our historic dresses and hats and whatnots, it is the best rewa...

Oooo, Pretty! Changes!

Sep 6, 2009 7 comments

Ah, finally a new background for American Duchess blog, which I found through The Dreamstress, who has also changed her background to awesom...

The KCI J&G Project: Reference and Mysterious Mysteries

Sep 4, 2009 9 comments

The main question on my mind as of late has been "What does the jacket do in the back?" Obviously there is an extant, existing ga...

The Evolution of Fashion...

Sep 4, 2009 6 comments

Ladies (and Gentlemen Callers)... The history of fashion, from the 18th to the 21st century, has just been beautifully swept through in thi...

The CraftFail Verdict

Sep 3, 2009 7 comments

The truth about those scissors I posted about earlier today: no, they don't cut fabric. My world is shattered. My portrait boxes are c...

1795 Barn Owl Costume: Don't Think I've Forgotten

Sep 2, 2009 4 comments

I'll admit I've been distracted. The half-finished taffeta/broadcloth base of the robe has been sitting on my dress form for weeks,...

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