Post Archives from the ‘Costumes’ Category

Bavarian fun on Halloween

Posted on: November 10th, 2012 by

And Now...  the moment that some of you - and my mom - were waiting for!

I think I declared this to be our official Halloween picture.

Halloween did happen, as scheduled, and the costumes got finished!!!

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Halloween Costumes? What? AKA: a new adventure in simplicity

Posted on: October 16th, 2012 by

Those of you who know me, know that I have this horrible case of "the cobbler's children have no shoes," when it comes to Halloween; which is a shame, because it is probably my favorite set of annual festivities.  Despite the favoritism, I can't ever seem to get it together and actually make a specific, purpose-built Halloween costume; I often say that I will, but Continue reading the story "Halloween Costumes? What? AKA: a new adventure in simplicity"

Yellow Linen Effigy Stays

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 by

This project started after I sold my old elizabethan stays, and then realized that I didn't have anything to wear under my dresses.  So smarts, I is, sometimes... As a group project, with my costume cronies, I started with the Tudor Tailor's Effigy Stays pattern, and then changed some stuff.  Unlike the Effigy, this one Continue reading the story "Yellow Linen Effigy Stays"

Blue and Pink German-esque Elizabethan Gown

Posted on: July 30th, 2012 by
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I think I started making this dress in about 2006, and this will be the first of many flash back posts, migrate old content to the new blog. I started with the Dresden woodcut from those maps (erm...I'll look it up later?) And then I sort of extrapolated to make it more English. All Continue reading the story "Blue and Pink German-esque Elizabethan Gown"