Friday, March 30, 2012

Two more paintings...

I don't have any sewing projects to post just yet, but here are two more little costume paintings my Mom did!  Keep in mind these paintings are tiny!

Gloria and Mike:

A commission of a miniature of Glynnis:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Another little painting...

This one, my Mom did of herself from the tea yesterday, in her new dress!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Regency Tea

I had a lovely time this afternoon. 12 of us had tea at Reynold's Tavern in Annapolis. It was yummy and everyone looked great!

I wore my new pink drawstring dress, which I am very pleased with - it was really comfortable to wear. And my new spencer. It was too hot to wear it inside, but it was great outside!

I also wore my American Duchess regency shoes. I really like them, but they are definitely narrower than the 18th century ones, and I just have a wide foot. So they cut a little bit in the toes. It's fine for tea, but not for walking around.




Saturday, March 10, 2012

Jump dress closeup

I came across this close-up of the beading on my Jump dress recently and thought I would share it!

Monday, March 5, 2012

New American Duchess Kensingtons!

If you're in the market for repro 18th century shoes in black or red leather, try the new American Duchess Kensingtons! They are a different cut than the leather Devonshires, with a narrower toe.  You can check out all the 18th century shoes here.

The pre-order period is March 5-19, and they are $99. They'll be $120 after that.

I've been really happy with the quality on all the American Duchess shoes I have, so definitely check them out!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Pirates art

Here's a sketch and a painting my mom did, inspired by the Pirates of the Caribbean costume I did a number of years ago.

Shakespeare in Love and other things...

I thought I would also repost my exhibit pictures from Disney's MGM (as it was then). On the line for the Great Movie Ride, there are costumes  on display.  I got wind that one of Viola's Shakespeare in Love gowns was there and I HAD to see it! It's not there anymore, sadly. But I'm glad I got the pics I did!  They also had a bunch of other costumes there (like Barbossa, the Lion/White Witch, and Narnia kids), as well as in the Backlot tour area.

Here goes:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

First Ladies gowns and lots of jewels

I came across these pics I took in 2006 of the First Ladies gowns on display in Washington, DC at the American History Museum, so I thought I'd repost them.

I also have a bunch of photos of the jewels on display at the Natural History Museum.