Custom Super Girl Cosplay

Earlier this year, I was contacted by a bride I worked with who wanted me to make her a Super Girl costume. I have a love/hate relationship with accuracy. Sometimes, it keeps me from actually getting anything done. But other times, when you find the perfect shade of every color to match the inspiration, it … Continue reading Custom Super Girl Cosplay

Sewing Menswear and A Gatsby Party

This weekend there was a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis with a Gatsby theme. Of course, it gave me two things: an opportunity to sew and a deadline- two things I LOVE. So, I went to work. For my outfit, I did some research and sketched out a concept: In the end, I opted out of … Continue reading Sewing Menswear and A Gatsby Party

1920s Dreaming and a Gatsby Party

There's a Gatsby party coming up in a couple of weeks and tonight I decided I'd go. With all the draping I've been doing at the dress shop, my skills are getting, little by little, better and more trustworthy. I have a lot to learn, don't get me wrong. I'll toot my own horn when … Continue reading 1920s Dreaming and a Gatsby Party

In Costume: Steampunk Weekend

    I have so many, yet so few words to describe what an amazing time I had. I'll just show you pictures...I mean, really? who reads the dribble I write? Go wear a costume! in the hotel Day 1 costume- I've been building these costumes for a bit of time. This is the product … Continue reading In Costume: Steampunk Weekend

A touch of the elements- harnessing the inspiration

I doing some important research, aka surfing the web cos I didn't want to do what I was supposed to be doing, and I landed on Pattern Vault and the free patterns she links to. I saw some of you commenting on her blog which was a fun thing to notice. Here are some things … Continue reading A touch of the elements- harnessing the inspiration

Starting a 2014 Wish List

Costume building is very expensive and sometimes buying all the materials and taking the time to figure out how to make something (not including buying a pattern) is even more expensive than just buying the item you want. For instance, hoops for an early Victorian thing. I might as well buy them. Even if I … Continue reading Starting a 2014 Wish List

It’s New Year’s Eve 2013

   It's no surprise to anyone who reads this blog that I love dressing up! "Frosting" to me isn't this stuff, or my Victorian stuff. This is my cake. I get lots of use out of it. I make it for specific reasons, outings, gatherings, and I build on it. Right now, all I have … Continue reading It’s New Year’s Eve 2013