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Costume College Gala 2017 thedreamstress.com

Costume College 2017 – the Great Gala Photo-a-thon

This years Gala at Costume College was amazing.  Last year was spectacular, but I swear that the caliber of costumes this year was even better.  (and the food was definitely better, and they didn’t make you announce yourself on the red carpet, which I approved of!) I took so many photos, because there were so many gorgeous things to take photos of.  I’m just going to share the more spontaneous, ‘what it was like to be there’ ones with you, rather than the really posed costumes shots, because most costumers will hopefully be posting about their costumes in detail on their own sites. Admiring dress details while waiting in line for the Red Carpet. Taylor of Dames a la Mode and Merja of Before the Automobile have “Oooh, your dress” moments while Jenny La Fleur looks on. Cleverest solution ever to the eternal ‘How to carry all your stuff while looking historical?’ question. I love the way the blue in Teresa’s be-you-ti-ful 1660s jacket brings out the blue in Merja’s hand-painted gown.  There was a …

Costume College 2017 Friday thedreamstress.com

Costume College 2017 – Friday photos

It’s that time of year again!  The time when you get to see all the AMAZING things that were created for Costume College. I didn’t get as many, or as good a selection of photos, as I did last year, because I’d packed my schedule far too full with teaching (3x 2 hour classes was too much…), and had sewing to finish, which left me stressed and over-busy.  I’ve realised in looking over my photos that the really bad side-effect of stress is that I didn’t talk to as many new people as I would have liked, and didn’t get everyone’s information and links to their blogs etc. So this post doesn’t have the name of everyone I photographed.  I’m so sorry about that, and if you do know who anyone featured is, please let me know so I can credit and link to them. The other side effect is that the majority of my photos are from the evening events, when I had time to hang out with a camera and squee over the …

Costume College 2017 – I’m teaching!

I’m very excited to be going to Costume College again this year – and to be teaching again! I’ll be teaching three classes, one each on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  I’m being quite brave teaching three classes (and sadly, it means I’ll miss lots of other peoples classes – the huge drawback to teaching), but I was so excited about these three topics I couldn’t decide which to pass on, so offered all three as choices. The first is my favourite rant: Beyond the Fringe: Unravelling the Myth of the 1920s Flapper Imagine a flapper. The popular concept is of mid-1920s young women, with fringed dresses, sequined and feathered headbands, sleek bobbed hair, and few inhibitions. This class will explore the historical truth behind the flapper myth, from the British origins of the ‘flapper’ in the 1900s, to the rise in popularity of the term in the 1910s, and the way it evolved into the feminist movement of the 1920s, and was then re-invented over the course of the 20th century. We’ll look at where …