Historical Costuming, and the drive behind it

Last week, as I contemplated what to do with some time off I have in just over a week, I found that I really wanted to get started on a project that has long been put off. This led me to stop and think about why I love to sew historically inspired garments. Many people…

Suck it in, Jane, suck it in!

I thought these two old costumes should have a post of their own, and here it is. It’s amazing when you look back, what you notice. First off, I had to dial Jane’s waist all the way in to get the skirt on her, and then I had to yell at her to “suck it…

More than a decade and a million crazy ideas later…..

It’s hard to believe that Angie and I started all the costume madness over a decade ago. And, in that time, we have had a million crazy ideas. No lie! We started with nothing more than a couple free sewing machines, rudimentary skills learned in middle school Home Economics classes and stars in our eyes. Come to think of…