I know that the Rate the Dress post is very overdue, but I also think that three Rate the Dress posts in a row is rather repetitive! So RTD is on hold for the week so you can enjoy some other content, like Costume College 2019!
I had a lovely time at Costume College, but I’m also totally at peace with my decision not to go again. It’s no longer an event that’s focused on my interests, and I’d rather save my energy for local events, and conserving the environment.
The best part, as always, was definitely seeing old friends, and making new ones.
Here are some photos from the Friday Night Event. So many amazing outfits!
I apologise that I haven’t tagged everyone: if you know someone’s blog or handle that I’ve missed, please let me know in the comments. And if I got a photo of you you’d like, if you leave a comment asking for it I’ll be able to see your email (no one else will) and can send it to you.
Love this mid teens frock! So charming:
And handkerchief hems and amazing stripe matching.
Jessica’s 1860s dress makes me so happy, and even more so when it’s paired with Sewing Through the Centuries’ equally fabulously pattern-matched Edwardian skirt:
Georgian gorgeousness in the haberdashery stand:
1830s amazing ridiculousness:
And nice to see some WWI history represented on Constance. Her apron was starched within an inch of its life!
Madness at the American Duchess book signing table:
Bustle era Snow White!
And possibly my favourite photo of the night: Christine of @SewStine in her phenomenal embroidered 1900s skirt and Costumers for Climate Action sash reacting to seeing Amber of @VirgilsFineGoods chiné francaise
And having excited 18th century conversations with Nicole of @Silk_And_Buckram.
Amber and Cait of @WilloughbyandRose were my roommates and were the best possible late-night-chatters and getting-dressed helpers a costumer could want. They made the weekend so much fun!
Being comfy, having enormous pockets and representing my own pattern line? Couldn’t get any better!
I did enjoy the more elaborate costumes, like these phenomenal jointed wings:
And Kelsey’s EVA & Worbla fabulosity:
And Kenna of @houkakyou in more amazing 1830s (and amazing sense of humour!). I highly recommend her IG: she took my favourite photo of me from the weekend.