More resources via Web 2.0 Wednesday, Jun 27 2007 

I’ve added a new category under resources for research type material online. This category currently includes two YouTube videos on dressing for the Regency era using modern thrift store finds as well as how to get dressed in 1805. Very useful for the beginning or on-a-deadline/budget costumer. Much of the YouTube sphere has such bouncy, wobbly, flash & pan videography that it makes me a bit motion sick–even the commercially produced videos do that. I guess in an effort to look more “homegrown”. Did we learn nothing from the early 1990s video craze? Thankfully, costumers seem to be a more logical and quality oriented lot and I found their productions to be generally stable and fun to watch!


New Additions Thursday, Jun 14 2007 

I’ve begun two new pages. One is titled “Inspiration” and contains images, or links to images, of costumes or other visuals that I like, but do not currently have plans to recreate. It will be a sort of catch-all for things leading up to a project–and maybe someday the images will move to a precis page. The other section is entitled “Resources”. At the moment, it contains some of the costume books in my personal library, cataloged using Librarything, and a searchbox to look for historically appropriate fabric and trim, created using Rollyo.  Eventually, I may add links to my favorite pattern makers, suppliers, and other costumer’s dress diary sites. The current additions were added in large part because they were homework for a work-related training class, but I’ve managed to tweak the requirements to benefit my costume interests–on work time, no less–how cool is that!