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Loren Dearborn
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Women War Correspondents in WWII
This is the uniform I'll repro So I decided I wanted some Girl Power in my costumes at Costume College this year and one of the ideas I've come up with is a cosplay of a woman I've been fascinated with for a long time - photographer Lee Miller. She was a mu...

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Doctor Who costumes for Gallifrey One
Every year our family goes to the Doctor Who convention, Gallifrey One. For a few years now the 13 year old has gone as the 10th doctor, I've been as the 5th  -- and usually the 16 year old goes as the 11th . But this year, at the last minute, he wanted to ...

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Historical Sew Monthly #2 - Re-make Re-use Re-fashion: Big Honkin Edwardian Hat
Sometimes I'm at a loss for these challenges, but when I saw this one I knew exactly what I wanted to do.   I've been planning a Edwardian bodycon   Longchamps / Ascot ensemble for Costume College ,and while I have a few Edwardian hats in the closet, none o...

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The Edwardian Ball
Captain Goofball reporting for duty! Given Valentine's day is always a clustercuss in terms of planning this year we bypassed it all in favor of celebrating early on Saturday and going to the Los Angeles Edwardian Ball. (There is a San Francisco one as well...

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Jane Austen Evening 2017
This is one of my favorite events of the year.  Everyone always looks dressed to the nines, the music and dancing are wonderful and the company is the  best. This year some friends decided to skip the tea at the event and go to the Huntington Gardens for te...

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Film Noir Hair
I have very, very hard to curl hair!  When I was a child it was stick straight and now is has a slight wave, but one thing has been consistent - it hates a curl! So over the years I experimented with many many different methods and, after trying a lot of tu...

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Historical Sew Monthly #1: "Miss Fisher" Jodhpurs
I'm a little late in posting this.  Although I finished a while ago, I just hadn't had time to get some pictures taken.  I became sort of enamored of the new "Miss Fisher" jodhpur pattern Butterick had come out with and decided I need a pair myself!   I tho...

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Assassin's Creed Movie Costumes
I got a few photos of some of the costumes from the movie Assassins Creed I thought I'd share.  I haven't seen the movie yet but they were on display in the lobby of the Arclight Hollywood when we went to see Rogue One. Sorry about the glare! Cal Lynch/Agul...

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Getting ready to ride...
I'm making progress on my Miss Fisher inspired jodhpurs .  I need to do a bunch of hand-sewing of little things like the belt loops and facings, and then I need to do the buttons and buttonholes  -- and I'm done! It's a pretty nice, well-fitting pattern.  O...

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Costumes from Beauty and the Beast
I took my son to see a movie at the Arclight in Pasadena this weekend.  Like many of the Arclight theaters they often have little displays of props or costumes.  I'd only seen a few stills from the new live action Beauty and the Beast but they were all of t...
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