Hello. I am a middle aged woman who recently reconnected with a love I had when I was a teen…historical women’s clothing and trying to recreate them. I have two grown children, a husband and a little dog sharing my domain and I work full time as a recreation co-ordinator in a nursing home. I frequently have the opportunity to dress in costume, sing, craft and just be silly in my job. Who could ask for anything more! Well, I guess I could ask for more time to sew and knit and, OK, I confess, I also need more time to waste on facebook and playing my favorite computer game Sims.
I also enjoy writting and talking about ME so blogging is a great place to start. But, who needs another historical costuming blog when there is some serious big hitters out there who are professional, semi professional, and contest winning costumers? Yeah, I read them and I learn from them. But what do I have to offer? I guess the perspective of a total newbie. Even the semi newbies I have found have 10 or 12 costumes under their belt and are currently working on their degree in costume colleges and/or belong to a club that mentors it members. I had 2 costumes when I started this blog and there was 30 years in between the two. In 10 years time, what I want to see with this blog is a) my sewing has improved by leaps and bounds, b) I have a costume club of my own and since there is none here that I have found, my pal and I will have started it. Basically, I don’t think I will be much help to the pros (unless it is purely accidental). But, maybe some amatures will learn along with me. And maybe, in 10 years time, this blog will be a map for other newbies.