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"That Waist!" - Photo Editing at the Turn of the Century

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"That Waist!" - Photo Editing at the Turn of the Century

Out of pure curiosity, I decided to employ some old fashioned retouching techniques to one of my Worth Gown photos. The results are fascinating.

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My visit to the Collection at the DAR

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My visit to the Collection at the DAR

I'm sitting here going over photos from this past month and wondering how is it nearly May? April was full of work and travel; fast-paced projects bookended by two trips out of state.  One of the trips took me to Washington DC, where I was extremely lucky to be part of a behind the scenes tour of the Agreeable Tyrant exhibit, led by non other than curator Alden O'Brien. Upon meeting up with us, she took us through a nondescript door into the clothing, textile, and furniture storage.  And then she opened a drawer that held a stunning example of...

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Going for the...Gold?

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Going for the...Gold?

Something happened last week. Something astonishing, and a bit unbelievable.  I won both the Foundations Revealed and Your Wardrobe Unlock'd competitions in the Experienced category.  This was entirely unexpected. I don't mean that in some humble-brag kind of way. I mean I was completely unprepared and shocked when Cathy Hay made the Foundations Revealed winners' announcement over Facebook live. I may have shouted some undignified things, and spent the rest of the day in a daze going "I can't BELIEVE..." And then there was quite a bit of sangria. I am grateful and a little intimidated to join the ranks...

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Classes at Costume College 2017!

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Classes at Costume College 2017!

Hi folks, I'm excited to announce that I will be teaching at Costume College for the very first time this year! Costume College is a 3-4 day annual conference held in Los Angeles in the summer.  So what will I be teaching? While I had many requests for workshops, I decided to stick with unlimited attendance lectures/demos this year. These will be easier for me to accomplish for my first year teaching, and it means there are no limits on class sizes. The Measure of a (Wo)ManCynthia SettjeMeasurements are essential for costuming, but taking your own can be an impossible...

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Le Coq d'Or Corset - Foundations Revealed 2017 Competition Entry

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Le Coq d'Or Corset - Foundations Revealed 2017 Competition Entry

Now that entries are live and the competition is open over at Foundations Revealed, I should get around to posting about my process for this corset! You may have seen some of it on Facebook or Instagram in January. Here are the details...

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