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!