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Costume College Projects...

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I spent most of June and July gearing up for Costume College. Which isn't a college at all but rather a HUGE convention where you can take workshops, listen to lectures, shop... oh yeah shop. :D (More about the shopping in my actual post about CoCo) This is going to be another picture heavy post as I have a significant amount of projects to talk about.

So! School ended and wouldn't you know it we had a HUGE heat wave. Without Central Air in my sewing room it is impossible to spend long periods of time in their. SO, what's a gal to do? Small projects that don't involve my sewing machine... I made an 18th Century cap and a Market Hat.  Oh and I hand sewed an 18th Century Jacket... no really I hand sewed my jacket. And I'm in love with it. Well not IN love but I adore wearing it. LOL




So up first is my cap: Made from the Larkin and Smith "Spring" Cap with two small modification. A, I had to increase the caul portion of the cap either because I have more hai…

Projects of the First half of 2017...

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Jan, Feb, March, April, and May  PHOTO HEAVY!

Jan is always really quite around here, a combination of getting over whatever sickness I caught (I work in the schools) and breathing after the marathon sewing of December. I usually plan  plot what I will make for the Sonora Celtic Faire, and order fabric, trim and jewelry.

This year I decided to wear my lovely Italian gown again. Which is my favorite so far of all the Noble gowns I have made. BUT! Summer agreed to allow me to make her a Noble. I think the gown came out really well. I will be making different sleeves for her chemise for next year so that she doesn't have to wear separate sleeves. (Its just too warm for her... me I'm good if I have a fan. Its usually only about 70 degrees) Anyways here are the photos of the gown. Please excuse the chaos of the sewing space. This is what creativity looks like.  (The photos are actually for 2016... but I wore the same thing minus the over gown (coat) in 2017)




As my students love to …