1770s polonaise, 1770s turque, Costume Con, events

Williamsburg/Costume Con Sewing & Planning

Agh! One week to go before I leave for Colonial Williamsburg/Costume Con and while I am on target, I am feeling overwhelmed. I spent most of the weekend making a hat, which didn’t end up being what it was supposed to (but when do hats ever behave)? I am 99.99% done on my polonaise – just need to add ties to the petticoat skirt and figure out the polonaise-ing. Pics soon. This week, I need to add lace to my turque, then that will be done.

I also need to bang out another 18th c. shift, dye my hair, create a packing list, and pack. Agh!

In terms of what I’m bringing… obviously the two new dresses. I might bring one other 18th c. dress (but which one? agh!). Two wigs (hedgehog and pouf), the new hat. Mustn’t forget shoes and pocket and jewelry and makeup and… CRAP, maybe it would be a good idea if I got organized for my panel! Ok, off to hyperventilate.

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  • Reply Katherine April 20, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I vote francaise!

  • Reply Kendra April 20, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Katherine – but then which one? Maybe the peach, as I haven’t worn it in a while?

  • Reply Katherine April 20, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I love both! Since it’s springtime and sunny, maybe the peach? After all, that was the gown that started all the francaise-madness. :) Or if you wanted to tie-in with the CC27 theme, you could do the black.

    Side hoops pack flat!

  • Reply trystbat April 20, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Write up a packing list asap. That will make you feel better, trust me!

  • Reply howlgirl April 20, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Let me know if you want to borrow a shift.

  • Reply Anonymous April 22, 2009 at 12:45 am

    I work at CW as an actor-interpreter (and my roommate works in the costume design center) and I occasionally read your blog. I’ll hope to run into you while you’re in town!

    If you’ve not been here before or have any questions or anything, feel free to email me at tomorrowroad at gmail dot com. :)


  • Reply annamae April 26, 2009 at 2:13 am

    busy busy! :D I hope you got everything together and can relax and enjoy, I love the way your hat turned out!

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