Saturday, October 10, 2009

New Wig

So during the first part of The Aristocrats (BBC) I played with a new wig that I got...Because I was so busy looking at the fabulous movie and fumbling with the wig I didn't snap any pictures. I am going to buy the wig in a different color and redo with a tutorial. It was actually fairly easy and it turned out pretty dang good!!! I think I will powder it for a final touch. I think it may be a little geisha looking in the front view and it has bangs. Any suggestion in what should be done with the bangs?
Right Side: Back:

Left Side (need to make the curls a little larger to match the right):

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Aristocrats

!I'M SO EXCITED!!!!! Just got The Aristocrats in the mail through NetFlix. One of three discs so I will have to wait to get the rest :( I've had it on que for a while but someone *ahem my Johnny* had to bump it back a few times.....But here it is!!! So I'm off to sew and watch. YIPPEE!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pink Picnic Caraco Trim

Tonight I started on the trim for the Picnic Caraco. I took left over pink taffeta and pinked the edges.

I then pinned them down in skinny box pleats.

Right now they are just pinned to the jacket to get an idea of what it will look like.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Virtual Costuming

A few things I've made in Secondlife:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Caraco Crazy!!!

Future Projects:
Both of these are on my project list:

Ok I have a certain obsession with caracos lately. Don't ask me why because I don't have an answer lol! Here is the floral cotton print I did few weeks ago (needs some ironing):
Here is the current project for the DFWCG 18th century picnic next month. I'm using a pink/purple/white floral print for the Jacket and the skirt is in pink taffeta with a satin finish.

Ignore the pink wrap around the neck lol...That will be a bow or something...still contemplating trim ideas...any suggestions???

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Historically Inspired Costume Blog

I applaud those amazing historically accurate mantua makers out there in the 21st century. I so long to have the patience to hand sew. lol I just can't bring myself to do it!! I'm terrible! I also love BRIGHT pinks and the price of poly/cotton blends and faux silk taffeta...*sighs* and sadly I'm just too addicted to my trusted machine. As you read my blog please keep in mind I like to be creative. I don't strive to be historically accurate, I prefer to call it Historically Inspired :)

Being a Better Blogger

I have decided to revamp and rethink the blog and writing style thanks to the recent and fabulous American Duchess post. I am of course new to the whole blog thing and while I read many, I sadly have not put much thought into my posts. I know what I like to see and read in a blog and I want to try to offer the same thing to my future readers. Thanks again Madame Duchess! I am super excited to get started (again)........ Enjoy!