Slightly outdated but I wanted to share my thoughts on this exhibition, held at Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow from 25 September 2015-14th February 2016… Let me start by saying that I have a deep love for Kelvingrove Museum, despite all its flaws, so when I found out that they would be hosting this exhibition I … More Exhibition Review-A Century of Style: Costume and Color 1800-1899
So, we have the design, now on to the pattern cutting and toiling process. My colleague focused on the pattern cutting for the bodice, whilst I went ahead and jumped in with the skirt. The design features a 3 tier skirt, with a yoke (cliche, I know, I know), but to conserve time and fabric … More The Deep End, Part 2
So, on with the historical costuming posts. My first, real, completed historical outfit wasn’t actually for me surprisingly. It was a voluntary summer uni project for a museum in the Scottish Borders. Paisley in Scotland had a long, illustrious career manufacturing, you guessed it, Paisley Shawls. The Paisley Shawl is not native to Scotland however-it’s … More The deep end, Part 1.
Before I start writing actual historically themed posts I wanted to make an introduction to who I am, and what I’ve made so far. … More Introductions…