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

Victorian Costume to meet the Queen

The Fishers Ren Faire had to be on the rainiest weekend we've had so far. It was crazy but still a lot of fun. I went on the Steampunk day at Faire to meet up with other people from the local Steampunk group. (I go for more of a Victorian look and there are many … Continue reading Victorian Costume to meet the Queen

Swimalong Inspiration: Victorian Bathers

Let's go for a timey wimey trip here to the glorious Victorian era. This period comprises a huge range of looks. Wikipedia is going to help us out a bit. Thanks Wikipedia editors. The Victorian era of British history was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. It was a … Continue reading Swimalong Inspiration: Victorian Bathers

Velvet Corset

In perusing Frances Grimble's "Fashions of the Gilded Age: Vol. 1, I found this lovely photo (below) of a velvet corset. What captivated me most was the back. I love the folds and the pleats and even in photo form, you can tell how delicious the velvet was once. Grimble includes in the book a … Continue reading Velvet Corset

Victorian Bustle

Now that I have the chemise and drawers done, I can move on to making the bustle for my costume. One of the nice things about making a bustle is that I can use it for other costumes in the future- yes, I've been hit by the costuming bug. Here's the bustle I've chosen. It's … Continue reading Victorian Bustle