The 1790s Dress, Photos


I finally got photos of my 1790s dress! This is actually the second set of photos I’ve taken of it – the first didn’t come out due to bad lighting (it’s been storming here all week). Luckily, they came out this time, and I have some proper pictures. I’d love to eventually photograph this dress in a proper, pretty setting (and not just in my apartment), but for now I’m pretty pleased with these.


My Costuming Library



This week I’m going out of town, so haven’t been doing much sewing. So, I thought I’d make a post of some of the books I reference for my projects! My sewing library is constantly expanding, and I still have a lot of books on my want list, but this is my current collection.

The 1495 Italian Dress, Photos


The weather has been terrible for a few weeks, but we got a full day of sunshine (and vaguely comfortable temperatures!) the other day, so I jumped on the chance to take pictures of this dress. It was so fun to wear, and I felt a little like I should be in a Romeo and Juliet play, or some sort of Renaissance princess. Of course, besides playing pretend, I actually took photos of it with my mum’s help, and they turned out pretty well! Harsh morning light will, however, continue to remind me that I’m about as pale as a ghost.

High Fashion Classics, Behind the Scenes



A few people asked me what it looked like behind the scenes of shooting my High Fashion Classics series, so this is a just a post of pictures of some of the bloopers and what it looked like getting ready for photos. Essentially, it was utter chaos sometimes, and it was absolutely lovely. Each shoot took a few hours, depending on how many books were being done. Hair and make up were done in between, and anywhere between 1 and 3 models were there at a time. Obviously, there was a lot of laughter and silly faces, especially when trying to get a few people organized and putting on serious faces. To view the entire series of finished photos, you can click here.

This is a picture heavy post.

How to Make Halloween Ghosts (No-Sew)


With Halloween just around the corner I thought I would make a quick tutorial on how to make some spooky ghosts to hang around your house! I haven’t been doing much sewing because school has been brutal, but these were quick and easy to make, and there are a ton of variations you could do to personalize your ghosties.