Tuesday, January 21, 2020

2019: In Review


A review of (almost) all my favorite looks from last year. Mostly vintage looks, and mostly chronological by month. Some historical. Some new makes, and a lot of re-wears. The vintage was a mix of me made and true. And most true vintage only made this post if I made something for the outfit (like my giant Christmas corsage toward the end), or was just plain proud of my hair, haha! 

I hope to get around to posting about some of the more interesting outfits, but till then, I'm plopping these pics down for blog posterity. Cheers!




Sunday, January 19, 2020

Repeal Day, and a New Evening Jacket for My Rose Gold Gown


In December of 2018, The Mob Museum downtown celebrated Repeal Day with a costume party in their basement speakeasy. I've always wanted to get to the Mob Museum, but haven't found the chance. This was the perfect way to go!


Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Vionnet Star Dress, Part Two


For last New Year's Eve, I decided to wear this dress again. We went to the Cicada Club, in Los Angeles, which has a very vintage vibe (beautiful Art Deco building!), so I decided to really accessorize. And it was New Years! There's no better excuse to dress up!



Monday, December 30, 2019

The Vionnet Star Dress


In October of 2018, my husband and I traveled on the Orient Express for the second time. The first time was in 2015, and I wore some beautiful modern evening gowns. I loved them, but told myself, if we do this again, I need to make my own.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

2018: In Review


Jumping back in to the blog, I'm catching up with a brief review of 2018. 

The year started with a 1920's Robe de Style for New Year's Eve. Then I wore a remade, late 18th century dress for a Mozart birthday party. It was originally machine sewn, years ago. I took it all apart and remade it in a more period appropriate way.


Diving Back In!

For the last couple years, I've let this blog go. It's just so much easier to pop a quick picture up on Instagram, than write a detailed post (not to mention loading the pictures, as I live in a rural area and the pics just do NOT load!).

Well, I miss reading blogs. When I was first learning about historical sewing, looking up terms and techniques, and finding the answers on blogs was so helpful! And while more casual and frequent posts via platforms like Instagram have definitely brought the costuming community, worldwide, closer together, it is a hard platform if you're looking for specific information or tutorials.

I'm having a bit of an OCD battle, deciding whether to go back and post chronologically, or just start fresh. Perhaps a bit of both. Perhaps just the big costumes. I guess I'll see what I'm inspired to write about as I go.

So, welcome back!

Monday, September 3, 2018

The Tsarina Gown - The Jewelry


I searched high and low, near and far, for a coronet close to the one worn by Alexandra Feodorovna. To no avail. So, I made one!

Finding the elements wasn't too easy either. I ended up going to quite a few stores. Basically, I made a circular wire frame, and glued everything to it. I used SO MUCH GLUE.