Welcome back to my 3-part series about the making of Elsa's Spirit Dress, my main costume project of 2020! In case you missed the other two parts, you can check out Part 1 here and Part 2 here. Part 3 is all about the most fun and exciting part of the costume: all the decoration … Continue reading Magic in Real Life: Making Elsa’s Spirit Dress, Part 3
Welcome back to my 3-part series of posts dedicated to telling you all about the making of Elsa, my main sewing project of 2020! If you missed the last post, you might want to check it out here because it describes the analysis of Elsa's Fifth Spirit dress from Frozen 2 and the planning I … Continue reading Magic in Real Life: Making Elsa’s Spirit Dress, Part 2
Elsa, my major costume project of 2020, deserves a few blog posts of her own. This post is mainly about the planning and analysis of the dress.
Sometimes when I watch a movie, I'm just in the mood to look at pretty costumes. Aside from the fact that I'm a costumer, I'm a highly visual person in general. Character development is definitely important to me, and I like a good plot as much as anyone else, but having a beautiful set, good … Continue reading My Favorite Movies for their Costumes
Hi everyone! I know it's been forever since I last wrote on this blog. Between college and my personal projects, I've had no time for blogging. But college is finally starting to wrap up for me, the entire world is shut down from the coronavirus, and I have no job due to the economy being … Continue reading How to Research Historical Fashion
Are you a writer of historical fiction? Do you have characters who wear corsets? Are you someone who pays attention to detail and wants your writing to feel real? If so, then this post is for you! I am a writer, amateur historical costumer and corset maker/wearer, so I'm here to offer my advice on … Continue reading How to Write About Corsets in Historical Fiction
In this post, I am going to blatantly ignore the advice of Edna from the Incredibles. While capes may be a hazard to superheroes, they're so fun to wear, I couldn't resist making one for my Anakin Skywalker costume. Besides... a good Jedi always removes his cape before a fight anyway! When I first made … Continue reading Making an Edgy Sith Lord Cape
Making a early 1910s princess slip was the final step in completing my evening gown ensemble. Historical costuming is all about creating the right silhouette (body shape and proportions), so making the princess slip was a vital step in making the costume look historically believable. This post is partially a fashion history lesson, and it's … Continue reading Making a 1912 Princess Slip- And Final Titanic Pictures!
After a full year of doing on-and-off work on my 1912 gown, I was starting to doubt my ability to get it finished- and now, it's actually done! Imagine that! That doesn't mean the whole project is done. I still have yet to make the petticoat; I wanted to have the circumference of the skirt … Continue reading Making a 1912 Titanic Era Ballgown
This winter/spring, I embarked on a project that I have never attempted before: designing a line for a fashion show. My school now has a fashion club and they decided to put on a spring show which would feature local designers. So, instead of buying the pieces for my line like most of the other … Continue reading Designing a Mini-Line for a Fashion Show!