Misc., Mostly Costuming
I am now 26. I am too busy to have a birthday party. This sucks, but I will cope.
I can tell you the year that Butterick went public. They published an appeal to their readers in an issue of the Delineator (which I now own) explaining the move and asking them to buy stock.
I now know that Lane Bryant started out making maternity wear and clothing for "stout" women in the early part of the 20th century. I have a period advertisement for one of their maternity corsets I need to scan for Wikipedia's article.
I have learned the hard way that I remember finishing details I have previously completed wrong. After ripping out the back 6 inches of waist band in my new skirt, I've fixed it to actually fit. It's very pink. As a corollary, I now have example pictures of the same Truly Victorian skirt with and without hem facing (something I would have wanted to see when deciding if I wanted to put that facing in). The pictures will probably make it online some time in March. As a secondary corollary, in the future I am machine sewing the damn facing in and putting pleats on the skirt to hide the seam line. It took me 6 hours to hand hem and my fingers still hurt.
I have reaffirmed that I am a push over when it comes to scary things. Some of the scenes from Pan's Labyrinth are still freaking me out occasionally.
I have rekindled my interest in Poe and Lovecraft, which considering the previous revelation probably won't turn out well for me. I have decided that once I make my Victorian mourning gown, I need to go visit Poe's grave for pictures. Additionally, I now own a hat with a raven on it.
Out of five costumes for Intercon G for myself, two are mostly normal clothes, one I don't know who I'm cast as, and I have finished 0.5 of the remaining 2. Out of three costumes for Intercon G that Alan has asked for help with, we have finished about 0.5 of them and really need to take a trip to Mallatt's for about another 1.5.
I have decided that I have collected more than enough Victorian and Edwardian magazines for now. I'm going to try not to buy more until I've scanned the ones I have. For some of the Delineators, this will be very exciting (since they have small margins and over 100 pages per issue).
I am way behind on web page updating (both my own and Shoe's art site) and especially far behind on updating my SR session notes. I probably won't be able to do anything about this until the middle of March.
Alan's birthday is on March 16th. I'm still not sure what to get him. I seem to forget all my good ideas before I can write them down.
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