So I recently just celebrated my birthday and treated myself with a brand new 18th century costume. I've been waiting a long time to make a dress with purple/pink floral material and finally found the perfect fabric. The dress I decided to make is a Robe à la Française which was a popular style from… Continue reading A Birthday Treat
Category: Historic Costuming
Halloween Costume: Quoth the Raven Nevermore
This year's costume takes on a more imaginative turn as I don a raven masquerade outfit. The costume was inspired by ravens, of course, but also by some costumes from film and TV: The collar is actually inspired by the collars that queens of each krewe (social organization) wear on Mardi Gras. The 2017 Queen… Continue reading Halloween Costume: Quoth the Raven Nevermore
The Queen has Arrived.
My most recent adventure into historical costuming is a 14th century gown fit for a queen. I've been wanting to make this costume for awhile and I finally found the right material for it (or more like my dad found it at the store)! You may remember this sketch from my previous post, "Historical Costuming:… Continue reading The Queen has Arrived.
…To Spring: 18th Century 2 for 1 Costume Special
So in this post, we're saying goodbye to winter and hello to spring. Here's the second costume I promised you. Once again, the dress in this post can be worn two different ways. Below is the first version of the dress that I made when I was a teenager. I also separated the bodice and… Continue reading …To Spring: 18th Century 2 for 1 Costume Special
From Winter…: 18th Century 2 for 1 Costume Special
This week and next week, I will be treating you all to some more of my 18th century costumes. Each post will feature a dress that can be worn two different ways, so they are literally 2 for 1 costumes. This week's costume is a winter gown/jacket and skirt. I originally made this dress back… Continue reading From Winter…: 18th Century 2 for 1 Costume Special
Halloween Special: The Ghost of Marie Antoinette
Happy Halloween and Happy Samhain everyone! Today I’m giving you a special post just for the occasion. As you may recall from my last post, “Historic Costuming: That Other Cool Thing I Do,” one thing I like to do is sew historic costumes. For this Halloween, I decided to wear a revamped 18th century dress… Continue reading Halloween Special: The Ghost of Marie Antoinette
Historical Costuming- That Other Cool Thing I Do
If there is one thing that has remained consistent in the past 13 years of my life, it's my love of historical costuming. I probably have over 100 costumes and costume accessories that I have made stored in my room. So how did I get started in this craft? It all started with a little… Continue reading Historical Costuming- That Other Cool Thing I Do