I Volunteer as Tribute!

Wait, wait, wait... Wrong fandom. I'm not heading off to the Hunger Games. That's the theme of the August challenge from the Sewcialists blog. (Tribute, not Hunger Games) The Sewcialists are a gathering of sewists** who talk about sewing on social media. It's as simple as that. **I know that word sounds wonky and made … Continue reading I Volunteer as Tribute!

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Historic Sew Monthly

I don't remember exactly when or how I first stumbled upon The Dreamstress website, run by Leimomi Oakes, but I do know it was the happiest moment in my sewing blog searching. Leimomi, a textile and fashion historian runs one of the best resources for historic costuming and textiles. There's a glossary of terms, in … Continue reading Historic Sew Monthly

Root Beer and Fluffy Dresses

The day started early with a call from my sister, who happened to be at work. The original plan for today - as long as the weather stayed at the "light mist" level and not "healthy rain" or "torrential downpour" - was to bundle everyone's kids in layers of ren-festy clothing, throw them in the car and head out to Celtic Weekend at the Maryland Renaissance Festival.