Plaid Victorian Saturday Cemetery Picnic Outfit

October is proving to be a very fun month in my corner of the world. You might have already seen my Victorian costume I made for Ren Faire. Well, I used the same bodice pattern, tweaked it, drafted a new skirt and ended up with a costume I'm pretty proud of! In looking back at … Continue reading Plaid Victorian Saturday Cemetery Picnic Outfit

Progress on Victorian Patterns

I've been staring at the simple lines from Frances Grimble's books that seem to magically come together into an elaborate Victorian costume without really understanding how one led to the other. Over the weekend, I spent about an hour with a helpful employee at Staples who helped me figure out how to enlarge the pattern … Continue reading Progress on Victorian Patterns