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My summer vacation

I’m so way behind. Lots of things went on this summer. I’m only going to cover some of the good things.          

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I just added a new page to the site that describes Steampunk Fashion as I know it. I used lots of pictures from the different steampunk events I’ve been to. I hope to attend the Motor City Steam Con with some friends this year. I hope it works out and I can go.

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Western Vest

I made a western style vest for my husband for his birthday. It’s made from gray canvas and lined with gray silk dupioni. I used Simplicity 2895 view B vest. I liked the pattern with the exception of the pockets. I found many youtube videos online with much easier instructions and patterns for welt pockets.

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Historical Sew Monthly March’s Challenge

The Challenge: Stashbusting March 2015 Fabric: Cotton check & Cotton/Lycra stripe Pattern: None Year: Generic Petticoat with a ruffled edge. Notions: Hooks and eyes How historically accurate is it? Somewhat Hours to complete: 4? First worn: Not Yet Total cost: $0.00

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20 Myths about historical costuming

There are LOTS of myths about historical costuming (which also ventures into the topic of reenacting), which can turn some people off from doing it. I’m going to bust some of those awful myths. (Also note, this is for historical clothing, not Fantasy/Renaissance Festival wear) Everything has to be sewn by hand. Depending on the … Continue reading »

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