Hi! May was a really rough month for me. Between AP testing and my Junior year wrapping to a close, I spent the first two weeks going out of my mind and the next two in a comatose-esque state. But now it’s June and I’m on my summer vacation and things are looking better! I’ve … More How I Made an Elliptical 1867 Crinoline
Hello! I hope you are all having a wonderful week (and that you caught my last two posts about this project)! I’ve been working hard to finish the construction on my late 1860s Victorian era corset, something which has paid off! The ombre dying on the front pieces looks pretty amazing, if I do say … More It Looks Like A Rose! – Late 1860s Corset Part 2
Hi! Wow it’s been a long time! I’ve been sewing so much but I haven’t gotten around to blogging about any of it because I haven’t really finished anything enough to blog about it. But now I’ve done enough work on my 1860s Victorian crinoline era corset to show you all! It’s involved 3 mock-ups, which … More So Many Mockups! – Late 1860s Corset Part 1
Hi! Today is my second blogiversary!! Strings Attached is officially two years old today! It’s a toddler! Gah, that’s so weird. I feel like I should be eating cake or something, lol. Half of me feels like I’ve been blogging for way more than two years, and half of me feels like I’m still in … More Strings Attached is Two!!
Hi! One of the projects on my to-do list this year is an 1860s gown, inspired by Costume College’s Gala theme: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Actually reading the play is also on my to-do list, lol, though I’ve seen it before.) Since I haven’t had time to move ahead in my other big CoCo project (my … More 1860s Research and Costume College Gala Plans
Hi! Recently, I got to visit the Pasadena Historical Society’s Decades of Change exhibit. It was full of actual local extant garments that have been donated to the group from the 1890s, 1920s, and 1950s. And it was awesome 🙂 I visited the Historical Society’s last exhibit, which featured antique wedding gowns from around Pasadena, … More Decades of Change Exhibit Recap
Hi!! Guys, I did a thing. And I think it’s a pretty cool thing. I’ve been dragging my feet with my Charlotte Corday costume for months now, but I finally got around to finishing up some of the underthings! And, in the course of my research, I found a historically-accurate way to make a petticoat … More Late 18th Century Convertible Petticoats – A Tutorial