Showing posts from February, 2018

Black History Month: Fashion Through the Ages

Hey Readers, I know I am SO late in making a post about Black History Month (please forgive me, but better late than never right?) Anyway in deciding on what to do my subject on for BHM, I thought about it really hard. What would be the best topic to talk about? That's when it finally hit me! This is a historical fashion blog right? So why not do a sort of "fashion show" of Black fashion through the ages. From my previous research and knowledge on what was worn from Western Europe, and America (Africa has a LOT of different types of fashion that I would have to research the entire spectrum of what the fashion was for each country and the time periods in which what was trending and what was cultural, and Eastern European fashion was a bit harder for me to come across) there was a lot of ground to cover-so I narrowed it down to just a few photos and in  centuries dating as far back as the Medieval times to the the 1960's.  Medieval/ Renaissance Era

"Blossom" 1780's Gown: Powerpuff Girl cosplay

Hey Readers just a quick update:  Katsucon 18'  is this weekend and I have been very busy with digging out and mending cosplays, helping my husband with his panel, doing the laundry, packing up suitcases and sewing....Oh God! And working! I forgot that too!  While this seems like a bit much and is :P With that said, I decided to pull out one of my gowns that I made back in december and debut it for the convention. Only problem was, the trim I had used to decorate the gown was made from some poly-synethetic material that melts when you touch it with an iron. Can only imagine the shock on my face when I found that out. Thinking quickly, I painstakingly took the trim off and started decorating from scratch. Thankfully with some help from some reenactors and dressmakers on FB I was able to fashion a tucker out of some twill tape and two tiers of lace I had laying around, and throw a black sash around the stomach...that's when an idea came to me.

Avocado print flannel pajamas

It's finally February! Meaning ... 6 weeks of more winter and bitter cold.  Anyway, now that I'm fully recovered from the previous project, I figured why not jump right onto the next thing on my list. Well, sort of...  While doing some shopping at JoAnns, I came across this really cute avocado print flannel fabric that just screamed potential for a new pair of pajama pants. Not only am I compelled to do a write up of this cozy project, but heck I'll even do a small tutorial on how to make a pair of these  your yourself <3  I have had this really quick and easy pattern in my stash for a while. I highly recommend Simplicity 8022A because not only is it easy to follow but after making your 2nd or 3rd pair of pajama pants, you won't need to use the instructions as much; trust me. Also as far as yardage is concerned, you would roughly need 2 1/2 yards maybe 3 just in case you are taller than 6 feet. For children, just 1 to 1 1/2 yard would do.