Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2018 Plans



It's going to be a busy year...!

January
*Jane Austen Evening: I'm wearing my embroidered gown!

February
*Burnley and Trowbridge shift workshop:I'm teaching this one again, so I need to get my handouts in order...

March
*Burnley and Trowbridge sack gown workshop: I'm assisting Brooke Welborn with this workshop. I can't wait to learn from her! 
*MOH fashion show: I need to make an 1890s skirt to go with the jacket of my bicycling outfit to make a "normal" daywear outfit. I'm one of the organizers for this and providing a lot of garments for it. Need to make sure they're in good repair and wearable!
*Francaise dinner?? I probably don't have time for this but I really want to go... And I have a new sack gown started!

April
*Agecroft performance: I'm doing a first-person performance and I'm very excited to put my theatrical and creative writing skills to use! I'll need to finish my 1616 bodies, make alterations to 1616 gown, and make a lace ruff and cuffs, bum roll, vizard... And memorize the show!
*Ft Fred: I'll be shopgirl for Burnley and Trowbridge which means I need clothes for 4 days! There's no telling what the weather will be this far in the future... This event is notorious for crazy weather! I'll probably be altering my brown wool gown and making a second wool petticoat.

May
*CW Garden Party?? It's so expensive but it looks delightful and it's in my backyard...

June 
*Tailored to a New World Conference: try not to lose my mind while running this conference again! My 1616 gown will be wearable for this though, so that's exciting. 
*JA Summer Program at Chapel Hill: I'm giving a lecture at this! There will be a masked ball but I will probably just wear my spangled ball gown and be some sort of flower fairy...

July
Costume College: 1530s or 40s Tudor gown for the Gala. I doubt I'll have time to make anything else specifically for CoCo, but that's okay! There are lots of things that I can wear.

August
Corsets and Cravats 1860s Symposium: I'm giving a lecture and teaching two workshops! There are a couple social events in the evenings at which we are encouraged to dress in period clothes, so right now my plan is to make a black Swiss waist and white corsage

After that... I don't know! Which is fine with me! Well, I will probably go to Gettysburg Remembrance Day, but this is quite enough to think about for now! :)

5 comments:

Emma W said...

Wow! What a busy year! I have only been able to go to one reenactment.
Thanks for the post.
-Emma

Angela Burnley said...

Excited to have you join us for so many fun things!!

Diana Lim said...

Hi! Love your blog! My mom and I are currently working on the J. P. Ryan robe a l'anglaise but are having horrible trouble with the sleeves (they keep looking more like leg o' mutton sleeves). The pleats just will not lay flat. We've tried taking fabric out but it still doesn't lay quite right. Any suggestions?

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Paulina said...

Wow! I wish I could sew all those things! Cannot wait to see it!