• Costuming
  • Sewing 18th Century Pockets

    When I made my Claire from Outlander (Season 1) costume last year, I didn’t include pockets in the skirt.  Pockets make every outfit magical, from 18th century on.  So rather than adding the pockets in the skirt I so desperately coveted, I decided to make a set of traditional 18th century pockets that could be […]

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  • OMG I Love That Skirt!

    I am not a fashion blogger.  Quite the opposite, actually.  I am fashion challenged, socially awkward, and cheeky.  So I’m always shocked when I get compliments on my skirts, which happens all the time.  Me?  Seriously?  Okay, I can roll with this…  I started buying novelty skirts on Amazon and Etsy as my own personal approach […]

  • Costuming
  • Costuming Ursula (Concept) from The Little Mermaid

    There’s something about a good villain.  Particularly a villain that still makes a statement decades later.  As I’ve tended to gravitate towards costuming villains (and…), Ursula from The Little Mermaid really appealed to me.  I’ve seen some spectacular Ursula cosplay at DragonCon and on the internet.  This young lady was my inspiration for costuming Ursula, however […]