Hi! I’m Susan, the woman behind Lady Constance and the one usually sewing and sweating to meet a deadline. Want to know about me? Here it is in a nutshell:
Social, cultural, and fashion history nut. Lover of “off-the-wall” trivia. Knitter, seamstress and fervent fabric fondler. Color and texture junkie. (Should spies with nefarious intent ever want to crack me, no interrogation is necessary – just lock me up in a fabric store blindfolded with heavy gloves glued to my hands. I give myself four hours – tops.)
Writer of short stories and children’s fiction. I love letting my imagination romp about. Julia Child going to the moon to get more bananas for Elvis’ peanut butter sandwiches? Why not?
Novice hat-maker; more like hat decorator, truth be told.
Survivor of corset-making. Just barely.
I learned how to use a sewing machine when I was eight years old. Mom didn’t sew much. As a result, I’m mostly self-taught, which explains a lot of what you’ll see in my posts.
Sewing room often confused with fabric shop.
User of said room often just plain confused.
Somewhere In Time, Unlimited (SITU) Seattle
Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA)
The Victorian Society in America (VSA)
Costumer’s Guild West,Inc
Oregon Regency Society, Puget Sound Chapter
Vintage Fashion Guild hopeful. Someday. Maybe. If I am really, really good and nice to animals and small children.