Yesterday we went to a steampunk meet-up at Chatsworth House. The intention was to have a lovely picnic in the grounds, and also to see the current exhibition of costume that’s on, called ‘House Style’. From the site information: House Style demonstrates the power of fashion and brings to life the captivating individuals from the … Continue reading Chatsworth House Style
Oh I’m a stickler for vocabulary, and spelling, and pronunciation! ‘twahl’ not ‘toyl’ ‘go-day’ not ‘go-dette’ I get irked when fellow steampunks call the draped overskirt they’re wearing a ‘bustle’. This is a bustle. and yes, it’s underwear, and yes, I’m wearing it on top. Because I can. I’m very aware of the misunderstandings caused … Continue reading CoBloWriMo #8-Vocabulary
A calm and considered rant, with a result. Right, I waited long enough for courtesy. 6 days ago I sent a message via FaceBook and an email to Reconstructing History, detailing the problems with the skirt, and reminding them of the issues with the Edwardian shirtwaist. I got an acknowledgement, saying they’d get back to … Continue reading Click clock click, peplum skirt #4
…laying bait for racists, and buggering up another corset. First, the racists. I spend many, many hours on Facebook, playing pointless games and looking at kittens of course, but I’m also active on several sewing sites, great for general chat and giving and getting advice. Recently I started watching an interesting site which sells vintage/antique … Continue reading Today I are bin mostly…
This time last year, I didn’t make resolutions, but I did complete the ‘Top Five’ that lots of bloggers do. I’ve just looked back on the ‘goals’ for this year, Here they are: Top 5 Goals Complete the SWAP Do as many Historical challenges as possible, as long as they contribute to my wardrobe Complete … Continue reading Own Goals
Marking, work, marking, work…blah blah. I’ve genuinely been too busy to stop and watch TV [except for the finale of GoT, OMG I nearly blew up like wildfire!] And on the subject of Game of Thrones, THIS DRESS! THOSE SHOULDER PIECES! Oooh I’ve got some stuff swirling in my fevered little brain right now, I … Continue reading Bee-Gone!
It’s time! Not decided? It’s a no-brainer really…but if you need time to think To put it another way Continue reading Music to Vote By
GBSB actually. This week, the swinging 60s. Mondrian dresses, PVC raincoats, and iconic 60s jackets. Shoot me quick, I actually enjoyed it! Beardy man still needs a hefty thump, Mrs Tango is beyond bearing, but Edna Mode’s expressions continue to delight me. The judging was reasonable, the right person went home, I didn’t feel the … Continue reading Swinging 60s- BB or BeeGee?
CoBloWriMo (Costume Blog Writing Month) Day 2, prompt 2. “Write about five things that make you happy” At risk of repeating myself here, but, why not? Working to these ‘rules’ set by other people is doing me good! My wonderful missus, and making clothes for her which show off just how lovely she is. 2. … Continue reading Reasons to be Cheerful
A [slightly] more serious post than usual: I have been considering beauty, and our perceptions of it. In looking over the many compliments about my SWAP that I’ve received, here and on Facebook, it’s been interesting to see which items really seemed to make a lot of people happy. I had thought that the lilac … Continue reading Proportion and Beauty