Friday, January 25, 2013

Corp Costume

No new CorpGoth outfits, but I've been creating & planning a lot of costumes recently. I write about these on my costume blog, so I thought I'd cross-pollinate some of my recent adventures in fancy dress...

Last weekend, one of my best friends had a birthday party at a winery in a castle. OK, a reproduction castle, but it looks incredibly authentic! So we all dressed up in historical clothing, because that's what we do. While I have a ton of costumes in my closet already, I decided to make a new gown -- the weekend before. Yeah, a new dress in about 2 days, kinda crazy, but luckily my new sewing machine made it easy.

Photo by Sandra Linehan
Read more about how I made the dress, see more pix, & hear about the party on my costume blog.

Now I'm planning a ton more sewing for the year, & it's all 18th-century costumes, all the time. This is in preparation for a trip to France that my husband & I are taking with some friends. We're all renting an 18th-century chateau for two weeks, & every other day will be a costume event. This has been a long time in the works, lots of planning, lots of saving up. Hmmm, maybe I should have started sewing sooner? Well, at least two of the outfits are half-started things... Unlike this grand robe a la francaise that I want to make:

1781 fashion plate
Take a look at all my 18th-c. costume plans, including a new suit for my husband, over on my costume site.

Maybe *this* weekend I'll get to work on some of this stuff!


  1. Ooooh, an 18th-century chateau with costume events - so exciting!! After looking through all your plans on your costume site, you're gonna be busy over the next few months! I can hardly wait to see the francaise when it's complete! :D

  2. Wow the dress is amazing! What a lovely fabric you used. You look gorgeous in it <3

  3. I hope there will be lots of pictures. This sounds so much fun!

  4. Wow, gorgeous job on the gown! That is really impressive.