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Blog award- Thank You!

    Last year, Labluebonnet over at Teacups Among the Fabric listed my blog as one of her top five favorites. A very big belated thank you! As part of the award, she requested answers to a few questions. Here they are:
    1.What is your favorite part of costuming? The creativity it requires. I begin with an initial sketch or idea but do not like to be too rigid in my designs. I love when garments evolve as I am working on them.

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    2. What inspires you most about costuming? The next project. Making the same thing over and over again is torture.
    3. What is your favorite costuming resource? Just one? Here are my top three! The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Tasha Tudor Costume Collection, and Costume In Detail by Nancy Bradfield.
    4.  What is your favorite costume that you made? Not really a costume but last year I made mommy and me dresses for our anniversary party.

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    5. What is your favorite era? Initially, the 1890s. Now the 1840s.
    6. Why is that your favorite era? When I was younger, I was passionate about Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series. I loved the intricate tucking and lace insertions of the 1890s-1900s. Now I love the clean uncomplicated lines of the 1840s.

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    7. What advice would you give to a beginning costumer? Don’t compare yourself to others. Tap into your own creativity and never- ever- ever take yourself too seriously.

8. What is one historical garment would you like to learn that you do not yet know how to make? Men’s jackets. Tailoring boggles my mind.

    9. What one word best describes your fabric stash? Excessive.

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    10. How did you get involved in costuming? Childhood imagination. I guess I just haven’t grown up yet.
    11. Do you have a favorite yearly costuming event? I work with our local National Park Service on special events. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of opportunity for costumed events in our area.

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    To view Lahbluebonnet’s blog, please hop on over to http://teacupsamongthefabric.blogspot.com/

Thank you Natalie!

A great big thank you to Natalie Garbett at Historical Clothing and Uniforms for the Liebster Blog Award! I came across Natalie’s blog a few years back and always look forward to reading her posts about the world of historical clothing.

And now without further ado, I will share with you five of my favorite “under 200 followers” blogs!

The Lady’s Resource CDV: A great resource for all things Carte de Visite! Beautifully organized by gender, age, and clothing type. Primarily mid 19th century CDV’s.

Duchess Trading: Gorgeous and expressive paintings centered around historical clothing. Oh, and did I mention she makes (and remakes) all the historical attire herself?

Hidden Meadow Farm: Because life is not always about historical clothing. Or us. Images that inspire.

Marmeecraft: Super fun, whimsical artwork about historically inspired forest creatures and maidens. The blog that first introduced me to the blogging world.

Jenny LaFleur: Jenny has a gorgeous aesthetic. All her gowns ooze Diva. Originally a LiveJournal blogger, Jenny has hopped over to Blogspot too. I came across her website several years ago and love to follow her historical clothing travels and adventures.