mardi 29 novembre 2011

Return of the baby pictures

My cousin's baby girl is now 2 1/2 months old and keeps getting cuter. I spent the whole afternoon with her saturday and took a lot of pictures. A maternity boutique in St-Jerome is interested in selling my baby hats, so it was my last chance to take pictures of the hats with the baby before they end up in the shop.

Once again, she was an angel for the whole time. I really can't believe how calm this kid is.












This one is my favorite. Have you ever seen anything cuter?








samedi 26 novembre 2011

Regency Shoes

American Duchess has once again created a historical footwear marvel: The ''Pemberley'' Regency shoes. Here is the description: 


The "Pemberley" Regency shoes are closely based on extant footwear from the 1790s through 1810.  The smooth, dyable, hand-sewn leather upper is designed to be lovely enough for formal occasions, and durable enough for walking in the countryside.  Particular attention was paid to the point of the toe, as well as the other hallmarks of Regency historical footwear, with the main goals being both historical accuracy and all-day comfort


The Pre-Sale is going on right now. A great christmas gift for any Regency re-enacter! These are absolutely going on my christmas wishlist!







jeudi 17 novembre 2011

Mirror Mirror

Okay, I just came across the new trailer for the upcoming film ''Mirror Mirror'', which is basically a new version of Snow White, in live action and with seriously awesome costumes. Here it is:


When I was a little girl, I used to watch the 1938 Disney version at least once a day (because that's all my parents would allow). And if I wasn't watching it, I was reenacting it, and forcing my little sister and my nanny to be the dwarves. So excited to see this new version (and the costumes)!!

lundi 14 novembre 2011

18th century show costume

Not very long ago I found some pictures of me in an 18th century dress I wore for an amateur musical a few years ago. The story was set somewhere in Europe during the 18th century and there was a part where we were all dukes and duchesses and such. So I got to wear a very nice dress with the paniers and everything. It's always a little bit weird to find old pictures like this! I was about 15 years old then, and let's just say I had some extra weight on! Anyway, I remember really liking this costume and how I felt wearing it (and wanting more costumes) and having a great time doing the show.



The person who made this (or actually most the costumes for that show, seen here ) costume was Gwenyver from Confessions of a Costumeholic. She makes a lot of really nice costumes, so check out her blog! Her costume making for this show might have inspired me a little, even if I only started sewing about a year later! She actually made a post about me (or actually my Wicked Witch costume) shortly before Halloween, here

I was also a Gypsy in the second part of the show, here is a picture:

I'm in green in the middle. Good times. I miss doing musicals and plays. 

As for my current projects, the progress is slow but steady, I'll be posting some updates soon!

mercredi 9 novembre 2011

Halloween

Halloween is over!!
My life has been really busy for the last month, so when it came to Halloween, I didn't have time to make a new costume. Some friends invited me to a haunted house so I gathered a few pieces of clothing to make an improvised clown costume. In the end, my clown costume didn't really fit with the rest, because all the others had decided to go for an Orc/Goblin theme. So the night before Halloween, my friend and I (mostly my friend) improvised a goblin costume, with some pieces of suede and wool, chains,  little decorative skulls, and even an improvised metal shouder-thingy.

Here's what it looked like in the end, with the makeup and clay in my hair:



And now off to work on my Christmas dress and 1840's outfit... and maybe a little bit of schoolwork afterwards.