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Hello and Happy 2014!
January 19, 2014
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Hello everyone- my name is Kristin and I live just outside of Madison, Wisconsin.  When I was very young, I found my grandmother’s 1894 Delineator Magazine, and I have been fascinated with historic fashion ever since.  I went to college for Dance and Theatre, and spent a fair amount of time in the costume shop, where my costume prof taught me how to sew.  I owe him so much.  During that time, I had excellent opportunities to study actual historic garments, and continue that focus of study with actual garments, and with internet resources (isn’t Pinterest fun?). I cannot say that I have one single favorite era- it is too difficult to narrow it to one, and I have too many favorite eras to list here.  My projects for the year 2014 include a Regency era day gown/jacket combination, a Titanic era boarding suit and hat, a Titanic era evening gown, and the restoration of a 1920’s flapper gown. 

I’m curious to learn more about the projects everybody else is taking on during 2014.  I find that reading about other projects, research, fabric choices, design dilemmas, etc, is very motivating!  So, please feel free to share your projects!

January 19, 2014
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I’ve had the opportunity to handle, clean, examine, and help archive garments from the 1880s to 1920s. Such a wonderful experience!

Good luck with your projects. :)

January 19, 2014
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Welcome!  Sounds like you’ve had a lot of fun with historical fashion already.  You have a lot of exciting projects planned for the year.  Be sure to share photos along the way!

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