While going over my blog pages the other day, I came to the “My Collection” page and suddenly felt uncomfortable. Why the urge to show you what I have? At first it was just the excitement of owning genuine Victorian items and, quite literally, being able to walk in their shoes. However, now it feels like bragging – Hey, look what I have! Nyanyanyanyanya.
And that is not the purpose of this blog. Far from it. This is about learning the construction of period-accurate clothing. Not slap-dash costumes, but genuine clothing that is properly made and will last through lots of wearing. “Hey, guys, look at the neat (fill in the blank) I just got” doesn’t do it. This is meant to be about process, not stuff. Unless, of course, it’s a historic pattern or period-appropriate fabric, in which case there is no escape. Trust me.
So the “Collection” page has come down.
In its place will be a “Reference Library” with not just my current library of inspirations and rescue/salvation tips for the wayward seamstress. It will also list texts that are either on my wish list or are highly recommended or both.
Stay tuned – it’s under construction.