I guess I should include this, since it does show my gown on me, and moving. I was interviewed at the Riverside, CA Dickens Fair by a young wannabe video journalist. He actually got some good interviews with costumers there but apparently had some major loss of his recordings, so not too many survived. By chance, mine survived, and I'm the first one on the video.
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This is a photo diary of my costuming "travels"; where I've learned and struggled to make historical costumes for myself. They're not always pretty, but always fun. most of the time. And I want to share with others what I learn along the way. **You can find me on Facebook, or have my posts delivered to your email by signing up at the lower part of the right column.**
- Time Traveling in Costume
- HI, my name is Val. I'm a member of Costumer's Guild West in Los Angeles, member & Past President of the San Diego Costume Guild, member of Orange County Costume Guild, a representative of the San Diego History Center, & an honorary member of SITU (Someplace in Time, Unlimited) in Seattle. I make my own historical costumes but don't sell any unless I get tired of one.The eras I've made so far are 1770 up to 1918. My favorite is the 1880s bustle.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
A video of my 1860s gown on youtube
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Last year this 1875 dress caught my eye, and I immediately wanted to make it, as all us Squirrels tend to do. At first it looked like it w...
With 3 days to go before my next event, an 1870s Bustle Picnic, I’m finally finishing up my black and white polka dot bustle gown that is...
A few years ago, I bought a book that the photos of dresses on the cover really caught my eye. It was during the late bustle period start...
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