Showing posts from October, 2012

V303: How To Create Flapper "Doll Eye" Makeup

Oct 31, 2012 14 comments

Today's tutorial is inspired by several things - primarily Bette Davis and Clara Bow, and their ridiculously huge eyeballs, but also a b...

V300: Vintage Stockings, 20th Century

Oct 29, 2012 6 comments

from Wearing History - 1939-40 - novelty stockings The other night at the Bomber Girl's Pageant, I was asked if we carried vintage...

V299: Real WWII Bomber Girls

Oct 26, 2012 1 comments

Today is the Battle Born Day's Bomber Girl Pageant.  I'm getting my '40s on right now, and will be dancing the night away, and h...

V298: Costumes For Sale

Oct 26, 2012 5 comments

I'm clearing out some space-takers in my Costume Closet, available  in my Etsy shop .  Here's what's on offer today... 1790s...

V297: Review: Litttle Bits 18th Century Makeup Products

Oct 24, 2012 8 comments

For those of your interested in 18th century makeup - recipes, application, general wear - you'll  be pleased with Litttle Bits Clothing...

V296: Victorian Christmas...Stuff

Oct 23, 2012 15 comments

With the holidays looming, it's time to think about what the heck to wear for all the fun Victorian Christmas events.  I've been spe...

V295: Victorian Plastic - Yes, Victorian; Yes, Plastic

Oct 23, 2012 9 comments

Ever since learning about plastic injection molding of the 1870s, I've been gnawing on the idea of Victorian plastics.  It seems like an...

V294: LACMA Sacque-Ma Fabric on the Way!

Oct 22, 2012 10 comments

So I was able to order the silk brocade fabric for my new obsessive project, the LACMA Sacque-ma .  I feel like...like...I'm now part of...

V293: Finished Project: Indienne Print "Curtain-Along" Gown, 1780

Oct 20, 2012 19 comments

I finished my "Curtain-Along" dress in time to wear to Colonial Williamsburg, but it rained the day I had planned to wear it, and ...

V292: American Duchess Autumn Sale! 10% Off Historical Shoes n' Accessories

Oct 19, 2012 6 comments

Celebrate this most lovely of seasons with us - gear up for Halloween, or even get a jump on your Holiday gift shopping.  Visit www.ame...

V291: New Project: LACMA Sacque-ma

Oct 18, 2012 22 comments

Well, it's happened again.  You will know what I speak of.  I've bumped into a dress that I simply *must make.* It's this one,...

V290: Hello, Baby

Oct 17, 2012 11 comments

Probably 1850-1855 Attributed to:  William W. Kennedy (1818-1885)   Acc. No. 1931.100.7 Well, today my niece London was born.  Happ...

V289: Where to Wear - How To Throw Your Own Costume Events

Oct 16, 2012 35 comments

Ladies attending the 2012 Titanic Memorial Tea, at a local tea shoppe called The Isles Hi All! Today I'm going to answer another que...

V288: How I "Found My Era" - Question n' Answer

Oct 15, 2012 23 comments

Hi All! I received a question from Rachel and KittyKatt , asking how I found the era of history that was my favorite to start making clothe...

V287: My 18th Century Pocket

Oct 14, 2012 12 comments

So...I did make a pocket.  It only took me 7 months to complete because of my intrepid laziness when it comes to hand embroidery. Lucki...

V286: Costumer's Link Love, October

Oct 13, 2012 5 comments

It's time for another installment of Costumer's Link Love, where I share all the cool blogs I've found or been introduced to lat...

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