Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Downton Abbey Costumer Interview

Season 4 of Downton Abbey isn't out in the US yet, but if you live in the UK or have found a way to watch it online, you might enjoy this interview with the show's costumer.

(I'll be doing a full in-depth post on all the costumes of season 4, but likely not until after my wedding when the show is actually airing in the US.)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

There's this thing called a "Wedding"

Well, we're at the point where wedding planning and preparation has really taken over my life. I'm still working on some pieces for clients, but I find that keeping up the blog grows more and more difficult as we get closer to the big day (January 17th!!!). This is especially true because there are a lot of things I've been doing myself - thank you cards, thank you gifts, place cards - and then there are just tons of little things to do for a wedding that you don't even realize until you're in it. Keeping track of RSVPs, finding the right florist, the right baker, the right music -

Anyhow. I'm still completely dedicated to this blog, I just might be a little thin on content for the next two months and two weeks. Thank you for your patience! (and don't worry, I'll be sharing wedding pictures. I'm sure some of you are very curious to see what I've chosen as a wedding dress!)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mini Marie Antoinette

Oh man oh man oh man.

This is probably the most elaborate halloween costume I've ever seen on a kid this small. Wow. This is one dedicated mom!

I have to say I love that in this case "Princess" = "Marie Antoinette." How often do you get a kid's princess costume that's not just shine and cheap velvet? This Robe a la Francaise is exquisite, and the photos detailing the process and the finished product are fantastic.

I'm really looking forwards to sewing costumes for my own kids someday, but I don't think they'll ever get 72 hours spent on one piece that they'll grow out of in three months. However, if I did ever make something this intricate for them, I'd want to make sure we do what this mom did and get the finished product properly photographed. Can you imagine having these pictures of your little darling forever? Now THAT would be a keepsake!