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Your Wardrobe Unlock’d – New Online Costuming Magazine

So I’m sorry to have gone totally AWOL around here! There’s been a death in my husband’s family, and during the last few weeks I have had to totally focus on that. It’s been exhausting and sad, but things are getting back to normal… only now I have only TWO WEEKENDS before Costume Con. I HAVE A LOT TO DO. I will stop yelling now. Maybe.

But I did want to give a shout out to a new project that I’ve been excited to participate in – Your Wardrobe Unlock’d, a new online magazine for costumers. It’s a subscription site that’s aimed at all of us costumers who want to improve our skills. I’ve been very impressed with it so far, enough so that I’ve contributed both by answering questions in the “Ask the Experts” column a few months ago, and now writing a series of articles on historical research. Right now, the first of these articles is posted, but there will be probably about three more, and I have to admit that I’m pretty pleased with how they are turning out. One of the things I don’t talk so much about on this site is all of the research I do, both for academic purposes but even more so for costuming purposes. I feel like I’m really distilling what I’ve learned over many years and degrees, so while I don’t mean to toot my own horn, I do think it’s a strong contribution and will be of interest to (hopefully?) many. Anyway, check out the site and see whatcha think.

Now I will go back to panicking about Costume Con sewing!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Andrew April 12, 2008 at 2:52 am

    Family losses are always hard, hope everything works out alright.

  • Reply Amanda April 13, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    I found your link to Your Wardrobe Unlock’d about a week or so ago, and I’ve been very pleased with it so far. It may be new, but it’d definitely heading in the right direction. I’ve already used the corset drafting instructions to much success! I look forward to your research articles as well. The first one is nicely done!

  • Reply barelyproper April 13, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Sorry for the loss in the family and the sadness and stress it entails.

    I have much enjoyed the wardrobe unlock’d site … Pointed a person or two to it after I subscribed, because it is made of awesome and needs to be shared and supported.

    Anyhow, regarding panic and sewing and such… breathe, drink some water, and know that your stuff is always appreciated and lusted after (even the Bet dress)

  • Reply sewaddicted April 14, 2008 at 7:19 am

    Sorry to hear about the loss in the family … and I’m hoping that costuming is helping you decompress rather than adding to the pressure.

  • Reply Catherine April 14, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Thank you very much for that, Kendra, much appreicated! I hope you’re both treating yourselves well. One day at a time.

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