Unfortunately, the rest of the Steampunk outfit is going to have to wait a bit, as Reno Pop Culture Con is upcoming first, and I have some sewing to do for that too. But I’m off to a good start with this simple blouse pattern from Simplicity.Read More
First: The good. The process does encourage, or rather demand, you look at lots of pictures. Not just look at them, but analyze them. It encourages you to develop a critical eye and think about what you are buying and why. Do you actually like it yourself? Or did it draw your eye because it’s on sale or at the front of store display?Read More
If you ever need a guide in this most simple and basic of garments, get The Tunic Bible. It was easy to read, and it’s obvious that the authors are both seamstresses, used to giving clear direction in the way everything is laid out and order of construction is given.Read More
I don't typically plan to do movie reviews here, but having hit on two of my passions, historical costuming and the history of witchcraft, I sort of feel compelled to write out my thoughts post-screening.
I went in to this movie knowing two things.
According to Variety.com, The Church of Satan gave The Witch it's endorsement
Stephen King said it "Scared the hell out of me."
Rounding out my sewing for Downton Abbey movie was an overdress. Now, this is not a garment strictly needed for fashion, but as September has been temperamental weather wise, I thought an over garment of some sort to go with the Baltimore Dress might be in order.
So I dug through my pattern stash looking for the easiest possible garment to construct that would work with a 1920’s styling. And I found Simplicity 8707.Read More
This book is the one that made me decide I should really learn to make my own patterns, as pattern companies don’t tend to re-release a lot of the patterns from the 1970’s. Too much stigma tied to the knit bodysuits, not enough focus on the elegance and free spirit that came from the decade that fashion forgot.Read More
I have been in love with Tudor Fashion since I first watched Anne of a Thousand Days starring Genevieve Bujold and Richard Burton. In a weird twist, I have never actually MADE a Tudor outfit. Love the fashion. Never made it. But I did love reading about it in Eleri Lynn’s book, Tudor Fashion.Read More
Overall, this book does force some introspection. If you really work through the chapters and tasks as they are laid out, you will learn about you. You will learn your strengths and weaknesses. You will learn how much crazy you are willing to take, and when to walk away. You will learn to see the positive and see when life is falling in to place, as well as know when you are getting off track for creativity.Read More