Thursday, January 25, 2007

Modern Victorian

Mum just emailed me the link to Modern Victorian. Had I seen their website? Nope, and boy, does this make me happy! Even though the prices are so far out of my range at this stage of my life that they might as well be on the moon, it's thrilling to see designers drawing on the elegance of the past. Kudos, MV!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Back to the Ball

As the idea of building four original costumes for the Centennial Ball grew increasingly overwhelming, I grew less inclined to tackle the project. My friends and I are still planning to attend the event February 24th, however, we will be wearing gowns from my existing costume trunk. The four of us are going as the daughters of a missions-minded minister in 1907. Rachael and Laura are donning Edwardian afternoon gowns of ivory linen; Andrea is to appear in an embroidered Empire gown that we shall pretend is our great-grandmother's wedding gown from 1807. I am the eldest of the group and something of an old maid. My costume consists of a brown walking skirt, which I shall pair with a frothy ivory blouse and an "antique" brooch. To unify our costumes, we will all wear blue sashes in shades suited to our complexions. Our excitement is mounting; I am certainly relieved my sewing responsibilities will be limited to making sashes and taking a tuck here and there.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Denim Hoop Skirts?

Josh predicts the next trend among fashionable women will be denim hoop skirts. If I don't get it started, someone else will! It sounds good to me, except I have difficulty imagining European women squeezing onto the Metro in them! It could work in the midwest US, however; maybe I should try introducing the trend at C of O...

Monday, January 01, 2007

I had good intentions of working on costumes for the ball while home over Christmas holidays. Instead, I painted my room and unpacked my books. Ah well... I'm now contemplating some handsewing projects that I can take back to school.