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.**

About Me

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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. This year I am the Dean of Costume College 2018. 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.


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Costume Pattern Reviews on Facebook

If you're on Facebook, I've set up a group called Costume Pattern Reviews. I'm looking for people who are willing to share their experiences with using costume patterns so other people can learn from that. 
When you go there, click on the button to Request to Join.   I (Val) will approve you shortly afterwards.
I've asked people to post a photo of their completed costume, along with a short review of the pattern, and any problems they might have had with it. Also rating it as Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced pattern. At the top of the page you'll see it has Doc's listed. Just click on it to read the guidelines. There are photo albums there also where you can add the photo of the pattern you used if its not there already. If someone else has reviewed it already, feel free to add yours too.

My group is similar to The Great Pattern Review by the Greater Bay Area Costume Guild, which is an amazing resource too. Its been in existence for years and the list of patterns reviewed is huge.


I would love to hear if this was any help to you. Pretty please!