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An Orange Brocade Dress – Making a 17th Century Costume, Part Two

Welcome to part two of making my Orange Brocade dress, if you missed part one it can be read here. That post ended with a fitting, and binding the arm openings of the bodice. 2,423 more words


Clickbait Is Annoying But It's Worse When It's Pointless.

(I’ve copied the entire story here. Pretty sure the Editor didn’t read this before posting.) 

SOURCE – Batman Returns officially turns twenty-five years old today, with many regarding the Tim Burton-directed film to be one of the most iconic live-action outputs about to the caped crusader. 481 more words

Random Thoughts

Sewing: long gown

Some time ago, I made this pattern, which I also wrote about here. It’s called Simplicity 203, and it’s costumes inspired by The Hobbit… 1,082 more words


DrunkDIY: From Ross to Regency

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be writing more costume research blogs for Drunk Austen. I’m on a mission to make a variety of Regency accoutrements on budget. 104 more words

Drunk Austen

Caution (Sketch#31)


Sorry for the bad picture.It has been a week since my last sketch because of college life,so here is my sketch for today.

#sketch… 44 more words


Midnight Blue Contemporary

The dance world seems to be awash with contemporary costumes consisting of a crop-top, dance pants and an attached skirt. So it’s a delight when I’m asked to make something that varies from the trend. 74 more words