217: Costume College Day 1: Ice Cream Social, Yay!
August 4, 2012
Costume College is *awesome* ! So far I’ve met tons of wonderful people, learned all about proper sleeve drafting, altering, and fitting, and made some indestructible 1770s rolls to clip into future huge poufs.
The first big event of the weekend was the Ice Cream Social, choc full of beautiful eye-candy all-around. Here are a few snaps, just a meager cross-section…
Wearing History’s Lauren M in her unbelievably gorgeous plaid bustle gown.
My mom in her Victorian cowgirl outfit
Articulated steampunk wings. So cool!
The gown in the costume display room, a great change to get up close to some of these incredible ensembles I’ve seen online.
I wore my new robe a l’Anglaise a la Polonaise to the Ice Cream social, and even got to use some of the hair rolls I made earlier in the day, in my hairstyle.
Miss NAugust 4, 2012 at 5:14 PM
So much eye candy! Looks like great fun! Hope you share some of your newly discovered tips (namely, the tricks you learned for sleeve fitting!). 🙂
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Lauren StowellAugust 4, 2012 at 9:34 PM
I have MUCH to share! So much useful information!
AllisonAugust 4, 2012 at 5:59 PM
The next best thing to being there! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm a definite wannabe and really enjoy your blog.
Lauren StowellAugust 4, 2012 at 9:35 PM
Thank you! I will post more photos for tomorrow, too – tonight is the big Time Traveler's Gala event, sure to be full of amazingly dressed ladies.
JoAugust 4, 2012 at 8:37 PM
When I saw the Victorian cowgirl I thought "I love that outfit!" then I scrolled down and saw it was your mom. She rocks!
Lauren StowellAugust 4, 2012 at 9:36 PM
I will pass on your compliment! She's down horsework in her riding skirts too. They are very comfortable to ride in!
UnknownAugust 5, 2012 at 8:17 AM
Looks like you have great fun, first picture very beautiful. Good dress up in this album.
AnonymousAugust 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM
I want to go there some day!
SewingadictaAugust 5, 2012 at 4:26 PM
Wow! I saw you with this gorgeous dress and cut my breath …. My heart skipped a beat and stand for a few seconds …. Love, love, love it!
Stephanie LynnAugust 7, 2012 at 1:46 AM
It was super awesome to get to meet you! 🙂
AubryAugust 10, 2012 at 2:30 AM
I don't think I properly introduced myself but it was great to meet you at Costume College. I thought your hair was killer and such a lovely striped dress!