I got my Costume College registration packet right before leaving for China and mailed in my requests for limited classes (just in time!) If you’re interested in historical fashion and costuming, it’s a really great con! The tickets for the college, events and classes tend to fill up, though, so you have to do it sooner rather than later.
I decided to try for the classes: “Learn Boutis Provencal” (which I think would be rad for making blouses and decorative items…), “Make a Calash Bonnet” (which I just think are super romantic… and I want more hats and I love 18th century), “Silk Painting for Beginners” and “Making a Hat Box”. I’m also thought the “Recovering A Parasol”, “Making Your Own Beaded Appliques”, “Hairstyles of the 1940’s”, various foam armor construction classes by Malaki Keller, Kendra’s “18th Century Polonaise & Turque” class, “Basic Leatherworking”, “Metal Thread Embroidery”, “Simple Blackwork Embroidery”, “Take a Ribbon and Fold” and lot of other classes looked interesting. We’ll see how many I have time to take.
I was really tempted by the empire-waisted 1940’s pants class (I’m really into 40’s and 50’s stuff right now…) but it conflicted with some other stuff I was interested in, so I think I’ll get this pattern from the fabulous decadesofstyle.com. Course, I still haven’t this fabulous blouse yet. I can’t decide what fabric to make it in. I think something silky… perhaps with brightly colored dots.
I also saw a really great silky olivey-apply-green skirt at Madewell (instore) last week. You can’t see in their online store, but it has nice big pockets and has a very flowy, yet safari, feel. It makes me want to make a skirt like it, or perhaps do up this dos pattern in a silky green.
A silky top like this from Madewell would look great with some wide pants like the ones above. Maybe I’ll make it myself so I can choose the fabric and save money.
Can you tell I’m really into Katharine Hepburn and Amelia Earhart style right now?
I’m SO in love with this! It’s a little Mori-girl, isn’t it? ALSO THEY COME IN SIZE 11. My favorite is perhaps the LADY (high-heeled oxford) in CREAM/PINK, but they’re all pretty cute.