Since everyone’s doing it – what I accomplished in 2008! I appear to have been shockingly productive, although it doesn’t feel like it:
- 1855 Comtesse de Montebello evening gown, part of the Eugenie project which included a Best in Show win in the Historical Masquerade at Costume Con 27
- 1760s mourning robe à la française, also for Costume Con
- 18th c. tart, which really only involved whipping out a new skirt and hat, for the Pirate Festival
- 1770s pouf wig
- turned my half-finished 1780s jacket into a 1740s jacket, which I have completely failed to document on my website aside from event pics from its wearing at Costume College
- 1560s Venetian gown for Bella Donna performances
- new, perfectly unperiod gored skirt for Bet at Dickens Faire
So what’s on the docket for 2009?
- I am, as we speak, finishing up a new partlet and girdle as the final touches on my 1560s Venetian gown, which I’ll wear to 12th Night
- 1775 maja costume for Costume College (definitely); maybe for the historical masquerade at Costume Con Baltimore IF I end up going?
- 1660s Nell Gwyn dress for the Charles II project, for Costume College (and Costume Con?, again if I go)
- I really need a new Gatsby dress, and as we’ve taken 2 years off, I can’t imagine we won’t go this year? So probably I’ll resurrect my 1920s day dress
Beyond that, I’ve got a ton of ideas but no firm plans. It’ll depend on which events happen and what puts a bee in my bonnet!