Sunday, March 23, 2014

I Survived the Millinery Conference! And Announcements...

I did it!!! My talk went beautifully, and so did the two performances of the play! Phew! It really was fun, but I'm glad the craziness is over. Things were so busy that I didn't get any pictures, so here's some stolen from other people...

At Military Through the Ages on Saturday morning... I wore my pelisse, with the addition of an antique black lace veil. It was a nice touch!

And the conference! I presented on mourning accessories and millinery of the 1860s. I ended up wearing my full mourning clothes for the birthday party as a way to advertise my presentation.

After all the research I did for this paper, I am so eager to continue working on the subject. Of course, not getting paid for it makes it hard to devote so much time to more research and writing, but we'll see what happens with it... All I know is that I am REALLY passionate about this subject. Ideally, I'd like to publish it all as an article. 

So what's next? Well, I'm teaching at Costume College!!!!!!!! I've got quite a bit of sewing to do for my class. :) 

I've also got a couple commissions as well. Then I'm hoping to sneak in an outfit for Ft. Fred, and Nicole and I have talked about riding habits for the cricket game at Bacon's Castle. Luckily I have fabric for all of it in the stash! Except a habit shirt... Ugh, not looking forward to that!

For Costume College, I think I am just going to focus on 1820s and Felicity, and wear an 18th c outfit for my presentation, probably the one I'm making for Ft. Fred. 

This week I'm also going up to Philadelphia to unveil the Washington marquee tent (!!) so the shell'd gown will FINALLY be photographed and a blog post on 18th century prints will FINALLY be written!