This is my journey through historical costuming (filled with epic fails and unexpected triumphs). It will be a review of my trials and errors of getting that perfect historical look and most importantly learning the secrets and little heard stories of the African American experience from early America to the 1960's.
No history is one color.
For me, history is truly a past of blended journey's.
My Updated 2014-2015 Sewing List .... Why? Because I Think I'm Superwoman!
An continuation of my previous post...
Every year I try to make a to do list of the dresses I would like to create.
Either I've purchased some fabric that I just must sew into a historical costume or upon perusing the infinite black hole of Pinterest, I come across a gorgeous extant gown, fashion plate or painting of the era...and I am smitten or hooked on recreating it (this doesn't mean recreating it to a 't' but more like the general feeling or major components of the gown).
Anyway, My Updated To-Do List
50's style dress Butterick 4790
Kirtle and Skirt
1860's Striped Work/Day Dress
Pink Regency Gown
Green and White Stripe Regency Day Dress w/ Chemisette
Black and White Plaid Regency Bib Front Day Dress w/Detachable Sleeves
Black Regency Bonnet
Pink Polka Dot Sari (For Costume College Ice Cream Social 2015)
Beauty & The Beast -Belle - Disney Princess of the 16th Century Concept Dress (Costume College 2015 Project)