I was going to make a lovely post this morning on my experiences at Costume College, but WordPress is making it difficult. I hate peddling, but the husband and I are catching up on some unexpected financials from this year (namely my emergency wisdom teeth extractions not fully covered by insurance, and some car issues … Continue reading Anachronistic and Impulsive needs your help!
It's occurred to me that I have never actually posted these. I swear there's a Fourth Law I just came up with recently, but it escapes me. Anna's 1st Law: If at first it doesn't fit, fold the fabric another way until it does. Anna's 2nd Law: Measure over 9000 times, because you can only … Continue reading Anna Dokeianina Syrakousina’s Laws of the Conservation of Fabric
Sorry this took a bit, I was hoping to get a few more, but this is a good start. I think I did myself, and everybody, a great disservice by saying I would help with general medieval information. I sat here and derped pretty hard, so, for future questions, please keep them limited to Roman/Byzantine … Continue reading The First Round of “Ask Me Anything” Answers!
So, while I'm taking a short break from heavy SCA sewing and research, I want everybody to help me keep my brain ticking. Every week, or however often I get questions, I'm going to have a question/answer column here on my blog. Feel free to ask me anything about Roman and Byzantine history, textiles, clothing, … Continue reading Ask me anything!
Sorry I haven't posted much in the last few months. I've been settling into my new home on the West Coast and getting into the swing of being in a new Kingdom. I haven't been doing too many projects, because my brain needed a serious cool-off period following my master's degree, so I'm been upping … Continue reading Happy New Year!
We always see them: the funky printed cottons in the stores. Sometimes we can't resist, and then we wonder why the heck we bought it in the first place. Clearly, you can't make garb out of silly prints! Or can you? This summer, I had a weird awakening. It's no secret to my readers and … Continue reading Yes, it is OK to have fun with garb!
Okay, so...now that the move is behind me. Comic-Con International is behind me (YAY BLUE RIBBON HALL COSTUME!) and Pennsic is, thankfully, behind me, I can start posting content again. It's been a crazy few months, and I'm looking forward to settling back into my research, hopefully professionally, and keep chugging out pretty dresses and … Continue reading Thesis Recap, moving onward.