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Catching Up

14 Jan

So to play a little catch up of what happened between Costume College and December…

After Costume College, I was very inspired but not very motivated. I don’t think I did any sewing in the rest of August. Frankly I had neglected household responsibilities so it wasn’t a bad thing. In late August I hosted a lavish tea party with my close friends. My grandmother had gifted me her tea set some time ago and it was my first chance to use it. We went all out! Cream puffs, scones, Devonshire cream, chocolate mousse cups, cookies, tea sandwiches and sushi. My husband makes very yummy sushi. We dressed up bit not costumes. Frankly the idea of eating all that in a costume seems overwhelming.

In September I did a little bit of sewing. I started a bib front regency dress with the black Swiss dot. I wish I had bought more. I am a little shy and I discovered I really like the fabric. I will post about it once the dress is finished. Otherwise sewing was minimal – mending and an apron.

OctTitus totoroober is an insane month around our house. It is our wedding anniversary and our son’s birthday in the first half of the month. So no sewing. However I did end up teaching two panels at Geek Girl Con – The Corset: Object of Propriety or Liberation and Costuming for Every Body. I have really come to enjoy speaking about costuming in any format but I especially love Geek Girl Con. It is a very welcoming environment. The Corset panel went so-so. I did an intro to corset history that turned into a way too long lecture. In the end we didn’t get to cover any of the topics I intended to cover because we ran out of time. I felt terrible because it was all my fault for rambling on about history for so long. The Costuming for Every Body went a bit better. We had some short presentations and then questions for the last half of the hour. I hope that we got some info out to those who needed it and seem to have positive responses. I dearly wish I had blogged about Geek Girl Con at the time because I would have so much more to say. It has become my favorite local con and something I am greatly looking forward to this year. 

The second half of October was all about Halloween. This was the first year the monster has been old enough to go trick or treating. Previously he was to little and we lived in a terrible neighborhood. It took awhile to get him to decide on a costume. Finally he settled on Totoro from his favorite movie, My Neighbor Totoro. It was a very simple costume and took less than 8 hours spread over a couple days. I used an old animal jump suit pattern from my collection and a couple yards of fleece. Super easy. He loved it and anyone who recognized him loved it. I just wish I had better pictures.

Next up, the Super Secret Christmas Dress and Sharon’s Natural Form Dress.