• Costuming
  • Outlander Inspired Druid Lanterns (DIY)

    Since that first mesmerizing episode of Outlander with the dancing druids performing their celestial ritual, I have wanted to duplicate this casual costume.  I almost always costume Claire, but this is a nice alternative for hot weather.  While the garment is basically an off-white nightgown or 18th century chemise (I used this lady’s guide to create […]

  • Costuming
  • Sewing 18th Century Petticoats

    My first 18th century skirt (note: not a proper petticoat) was made for my Claire costume from Outlander (Season 1).  I didn’t have a pattern or much skill/knowledge, so I bought 9 yards of heavy upholstery fabric and manually box pleated the hell out of it.  Wishing I had pocket slits, I went back about a […]

  • Adventures
  • Ghosts of Costumes Past: DragonCon 2015

    Every year during Labor Day weekend, I attend DragonCon in Atlanta, one of the largest pop culture conventions in the United States.  While it’s not the largest and the most widely known, it is my version of a costuming Super Bowl.  So as DragonCon approaches and I take a teeny tiny break from the frantic scramble to finish costumes and props, […]

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  • Sewing 18th Century Stomachers

    I’m of the opinion that one can never have too many stomachers.  They’re like the statement necklace of the 18th century; interchangeable, drawing the eye to the chest *giggle* and worn in the closure of women’s shirt jackets.  And because they’re easy to make and need little fabric (yeah, scraps!), I currently have six…and counting! […]