I’m taking this to mean what triggered my love of costume. As previously mentioned, my mum watched a LOT of costume dramas, and she also adored cheesy historical novels, so I had plenty of exposure to historical costume images. The one which REALLY got me hooked was ‘The 6 Wives of Henry VIII’ which was … Continue reading CoBloWriMo #5-Origin Story
La Belle Époque! [Read about it in Wikipedia here, if you like]. Roughly 1871-1914, so all those lovely late bustle dresses, gigot sleeves, Gibson girls AND ‘Titanic’ fashions. Cool! And me doing my spin on it of course… Continue reading CoBloWriMo #4-Fave Friday: Favourite Era
Does anyone else have trouble typing ‘yourself’? It always comes out ‘yourslef’ when I type. Weird. Anyhow, hello to any new readers, and for the old lags, shh, sit nicely for a bit. I’m Elaine, a maths lecturer who’s addicted to sewing, the only thing that helps me maintain a tenuous link to sanity. I … Continue reading CoBloWriMo #1-Introduce Yourself
Anyone remember me participating in CoBloWriMo a while back? [Costume Blog Writing Month, a set of prompts to help focus your blog writing. Here’s the FaceBook link] It started well, but unfortunately fizzled out as the admin had to take time out. It’s been resurrected this year, and August is The Chosen Month. This time, … Continue reading CoBloWriMo-August 2017
Would you? This is a new challenge hosted by Tanya of the ‘Mrs Hughes’ blog The idea is simply to recreate a vintage garment, inspired by an old family photo, or if one doesn’t exist, ANY old photo that tickles your fancy. Both my parents’ mothers died before I was born, and very few photos … Continue reading Dress Like Your Grandma?
A short walk down memory lane: I’ve just read Heather Lou’s latest post on Closet Case Files, where she absolutely rocks a vintage kaftan. Heather Lou- doesn’t she look amazing? Anyway, it reminded me that I made a kaftan or two in my day, way back in the 70s, when they were pretty ubiquitous. Demis … Continue reading Getting the sack?