Other people’s blogs? Apart from the very few books that I already recommended in an earlier post, I really don’t do that sort of research. I’m not an academic, I’m not a historian, I’m a maths teacher who likes making costumes! I love reading everyone else’s accounts of their fascinatingly precise research, and I like to pretty much know when I’m doing things correctly, and when I’m being theatrical or deliberately anachronistic, but I don’t need to worry about the dreaded H.A.
So apart from good old Google, it all comes from reading the stuff you guys write. Keep ‘em coming!
I could try to do a comprehensive list of all the bloggers I love to read, both muggle and costumers, but there are a lot of them, so I’ll just post links here to things I have read fairly recently, that informed and/or entertained. S
ome bloggers that I used to really enjoy reading have taken different routes lately, concentrating on producing patterns, or endless sewalongs, or just getting bored with blogging. I’m sticking here to a few recommendations which might lead you to pastures new.
‘Muggle’ bloggers [alphabetical order]
Catherine is super stylish and rather futuristic! https://blog.cyberdaze.org/2017/07/29/nothing-but-repeats-burda-104c-02-2017-culottes-again/
Kate blogs about sewing, knitting and style. http://fabrickated.com/2017/08/15/making-a-cardigan/
Lauriana blogs some amazing self-drafted creations at http://petitmainsauvage.blogspot.co.uk/
Lara is a very similar shape to me, and loves Style Arc. She also travels to really interesting places! https://thornberry.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/esme-the-third/
Ruth is funny, creative…and TALL lol. https://corecouture.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/back-to-black/
Katie is one of the CoBloWriMo participants, and I’m enjoying her blog. http://blog.katiejacobs.com/2017/08/sidesaddle-display-maiden-voyage.html?m=1
Kelly makes beautiful, complicated stuff despite having SIX children. Kudos https://teainateacup.wordpress.com/about/about-me/
Kitty is another re-enactor that I’ve recently discovered via CoBloWriMo. https://kittycalash.com/2017/08/01/an-introduction-or-re-introduction-of-sorts/
Sara makes both historical and steampunk outfits. https://acostumingengineer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/steampunk-dress-finding-my-way-to-right.html
For the fun of it
Sign up to this one, even if only for the ‘wearable wednesday’ weekly fashion posts. You’ll howl. https://prttynpnk.com/2017/08/09/wearable-wednesday-house-of-holland-3/
Frock flicks frock flicks fock flicks. Because, derpy bonnets and unfortunate bigginses. http://www.frockflicks.com/punching-nazis-frock-flicks/
It seems really mean to only link to eleven, when I’m devouring so many posts every day…but it may give you some new ones to look at! And no, the pictures have NO relevance, they’re just colourful and pretty!