As I am still internetless, I am swapping The Saturday Shoe for a Sunday Read (which I am typing in my lunch break at work on Friday). I’ve read a few things lately which made me go “Oh yes!!” and I want to share them – call these my Valentine’s gift to you:
The Dreamstress’s post on Fabric: What is ‘Historically Accurate’? is an excellent article on fabric choice for historical sewing. She wrote this back in October, but I must have missed it then, so I’ve only just read it myself – it gives modern and historical seamstresses something to think about. She puts it so well, that I don’t want to describe anything more – go read it! (And be sure to check out the comments – very good thoughts, especially Clara Florence’s summary.) Of course, generally go and read her blog if you don’t already – insightful, fun and full of swoonworthy things (aka, pogey bait!). And if you don’t know what pogey bait is, then you definitely need to go and read her blog!
While I would similarly recommend reading all of American Duchess’s blog (guaranteed to make you chuckle and envy her design/stitching skills), I would particularly highlight her series on Why We Costume – Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.
Abby is one of those people with such excellent knowledge of sewing and 18th century clothing, I would like to hate her, but I’m afraid she’s just far too helpful and generous with her knowledge for that to be possible! She is a lovely lady and her post on the sad death of Alexander McQueen sums up what I think many people feel about this. She also includes images of his gorgeous clothing to remind us of what the fashion world has lost.
And on a lighter note, a final quick post to make you laugh – Madame Berg can always be relied upon to find the most random things the internet has to offer!
And now, dear reader, I must retreat back to internet-less land. Until next time!