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.**

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HI, my name is Val. I'm a member of Costumer's Guild West in Los Angeles, Dean Emeritus of 2018 Costume College; Past President of the San Diego Costume Guild, member of Orange County Costume Guild, and a representative of the San Diego History Center. 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.


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Photos of my Regency pelisse and gown

We had our Celebration of the Engagement of the Dashwood sisters today and had some wonderful locations for photographs, especially on board the Star of India, and the HMS Surprise, which was used in the filming of "Master & Commander". I think the color of my red pelisse really made me stand out in a crowd, and I got a lot of compliments on my turban. In fact, I've been asked to teach a class on it for our costume guild.


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