Well, another costuming year has come and gone. Last year, my journey took me from 1840 to 1950. A 110 year adventure! And what a fun, entertaining, exciting, experimental, growing, learning, stretching, out-of-my-comfort-zone time it was!!
I didn't know if I was going to do a "Year in Review" post, but after chatting with my boys about what I do and why I do it, I thought that it would be a good thing to do. So many times when I finish a project, it is immediately onto the next one as the last project is done and I am craving the making, creating and the realizing of all the ideas that have been swirling around in my mind for the next project that has elbowed its way to the forefront of my mind! I often times forget at the end of the year how many items I truly did make and complete in the span of the year.
So, here I go!
I started off the year with making a Natural Form Wedding Dress and
ended the year with making a 1950s Pencil Dress that I think Mrs. Claus would have thought fun and exciting to wear!
Oh and can I just say how much I am LOVING PicMonkey!!??? It totally makes my OCD, first born, perfectionist's heart so incredibly beyond happy!! It is another reason that I chose to do a Year in Review post...I got to be as OCD as I wanted!!
All the Things 2015
Link to inspiration dress: CK Hall
Extant Dress: The Museum at FIT
Extant Dress: Source
Skirt image: Wearing History
Inspiration Image: witness2fashion
Dress Inspiration: Truly Victorian
Skirt Inspiration Image: Dress Making Research
Inspiration Dress: The MET
Dress Inspiration: no excus
See Above Link for blog post...
Hats, Cloches, Toques and A Tiara
Hats that were made from Inspiration
L to R
1840s Bonnet Inspiration: Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Edwardian Hat Inspiration: A Victorian Passage in Time
1916 Fur Hat Inspiration: Found in Mom's Basement
1920s Cloche Inspiration: No longer available (I haven't written a blog post about this cloche, but will in the future)
1950s Ermine Pillbox Inspiration: N/A
1950s Black Curly Lamb Pillbox Inspiration: eBay
Hats that were made without direct inspiration
L to R
1920s Cloche: Black and Salmon Gatsty and Gangsters
1930s Straw: 1930s Fall Suit
1885 Flowerpot Hat: Port Townsend Saturday day
1920s cloche: 1920s Basketball Uniform (scroll almost all the way to the bottom)
First Bustle hat: Grape Soda Dress
Underwear from inspiration
T to B
1840s Corset Inspiration: The MET
1840s Quilted Petticoat Inspiration: The MET
1916 Petticoat Inspiration: The MET
Underwear made without direct inspiration
L to R
Edwardian Corset Cover: HUGE Edwardian hat and ruffled corset cover
First Bustle bustle
1840s Corded Petticoat: 1840s Petticoats
Bits, Bobs and Fun Things
Image on Left: Marie Antoinette's Playhouse
Image on Right: Fleaing France Tumblr
Well, there we have it! What a fun and exciting year I had in 2015. Not just the costuming part of it but the whole of the year in general. Some of the events were sad, heartbreaking and hard to be in the midst of. For the most part though, I loved every bit of it!
Here's to a fun filled, joyful, creative, prosperous, totally AWESOME 2016!!
Be Blessed my friends!