- Last year, Labluebonnet over at Teacups Among the Fabriclisted 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To view Lahbluebonnet’s blog, please hop on over tohttp://teacupsamongthefabric.blogspot.com/
I had forgotten all about this! I loved reading all your answers!
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