It’s been forever since I’ve had time to update the Real Women’s Clothing directory! The problem is that many of the razadsdnrfkadsfn museums change URLs on me, and there are so many listings that I’ll start to go through the links, fix some, and then get too busy to finish. By the time I come back to it, more things are broken, I don’t know where I was before, and I have to start over.
The plan right now has just been to fix links and just remove totally any sites that have completely changed URLs (like the Bowes Museum and the Museum of Costume [now the Museum of Fashion]) or any that I had placeholders for (like the Centraal Museum, whose website has said for like a year that they’ll be reloading their online collections but have failed to load any of the costume images). I’m up through 1889, so if you’ve been as irritated as I have by all the broken links, you should be able to breeze through with nary a hitch up to that date. I’ll get to 1890-1919 early next week.
Then I’ll go back through and add any new additions (there are a few in there now, some I added months ago and some from just the last few days — all marked with white backgrounds as usual), plus relink all those sites that changed on me (Bowes, Museum of Costume/Fashion, etc.). I’ll highlight all the relinked with white backgrounds, since they’ve been gone so long they feel new!
In other news, I had decided to skip this year’s Gatsby picnic in favor of rest (exhausted!), but of course caved and am back on. So I need to get cracking on my dress — I’ve been hemming and hawing about the whole, “But is 1920s flattering on me (and if not, what is)?” issue. I’ve decided for ease in getting this sucker done (already have a pattern, 1920s doesn’t require much fitting), and hell, it really is a 1920s event, to stick with the current plan (1930s would have meant finding another pattern and getting different foundation garments which would be hassle and $$). So look for some updates this weekend and in the next few weeks! I need to sew fast, but I actually found all that offline sewing I did over the summer wasn’t very fun — I like to post my progress, even if for only myself!
So yeah, that’s what’s up around here. What’s up with y’all?