Sunday, November 17, 2013

Halloween 2013

A few photos (I only took a few) from my friend's Halloween Party from a few weeks ago. It was low key and we got in some card games, so it was a good time. I rewore my NuTrek dress since I hadn't worn it there yet and it was easy, and Doug wore is Original Series costume which he also hadn't worn to this party. So we were both redshirts. The party broke up relatively early because we're old because we had to get up earlyish the next day for the regency Pumpkin tea, and I had to go home and put curlers in my hair. Commitment, I tell you.


Regency Pumpkin Tea

I was so glad I was able to make it to Stephanie's regency pumpkin tea this year. It was much smaller this year than last for various reasons, but that was fine. Sometimes it's fun to have lots of people and sometimes it's fun to have a small group. We had a beautiful day for it and the food was great as usual. Here are a whole bunch of photos!

I surprised my Mom with a new drawstring dress and I had made one for my friend Amber also, so we all had new gowns, which was fun!

Gloria's photo:

Gloria's photo:



Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Blue Block Print Gown and new shawl

Jen Thompson posted this great tutorial on putting together a really long regency shawl - I gave it a try and I'm really happy with the results!  I wore it to the pumpkin tea with my new blue block print gown!

Here's a period example of the long shawl:

My new dress!

With new shawl (pic by Gloria):

Pic by Isabella

My mom, my friend Amber and I in the dresses I made us for the tea:

Another Regency gown

As a surprise, I managed to also make my Mom a new regency gown for the Pumpkin tea! The fabric is from the stash - I think I got it from Heritage Trading on ebay.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Writing PSA

27 hours to go and less than $1000 from me having to write a story for this Kickstarter for fellow costumer/author/501st member Janine Spendlove! You also get a bonus story set in this universe by Star Wars author Aaron Allston!

Get the whole trilogy on e-book for $15!

Please check it out, or if you can't/don't want to support it financially, if you could share the link, that would be awesome!
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