Friday, June 29, 2012

More costume art

I haven't had much time for sewing lately, but I do have some more costume art.  My mom just finished this lovely painting based on the sari gown I wore to Dress U.  (It's supposed to based on Regency fashion plates, but it does look pretty 1910's as well...)

I love the painting - thanks Mom!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Another small costume painting...

I really need to be more creative with my post titles. :-)

Here's a small painting my Mom added to her book of costume portraits! This one is of Janine:

Mom also added a detail of her new reticule, necklace and bonnet to the painting of herself:

Saturday, June 9, 2012

One more costume painting...

My mom did this one of me in my Moulin Rouge gown a number of years ago.  I like it!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Dress U, part 2

More pics!
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Dress U, part 1

I had a fabulous time at Dress U - but things have been so crazy since then I haven't really had time to post about it. I guess that's what happens when you take 3 trips in a row! First, I can't believe it actually happened! I'm so impressed (and grateful to) Victoria for organizing it. She really followed through with our Costume Con scheming and I think she did an amazing job. We had about 80 people show up and for a first time Con, that's pretty awesome. All the events were super fun, the hotel was pretty comfy and there were lots of restaurants near it. I know it wasn't super convenient for people flying in, which was one downside. Also there were way too many "muggles" staying at the hotel. And with so few of us, it was a little weird wandering around in costume. I had some old guy say that I'd better hurry or I'd miss my steamboat. o_O And then they wondered why I didn't want to hold the elevator for them. The best part of course was hanging out with friends and meeting some great new people! So, thank you again, Victoria! And hopefully we will do this again next year! Without further ado, here are a few pics from the weekend. All the pics are here:
Carly had this amazing idea to get hi-res pics of flat fans printed on spoonflower on silk on fat quarters and then make them into fans! (I want your spoonflower link!)