Thursday, December 29, 2011


I've been enjoying the holiday, doing some knitting, watching movies, and playing games with my husband. I got him Dominion for Christmas with the Seaside extension so we have been having fun with that. 

And guess what he got me? Well just look here...
That's right...The COMPLETE Robin Hood series, North and South and Little Dorrit. Gosh, I feel so spoiled. Does he know me well or what? Now I can give the librarians a rest from putting these on hold all the time. :)
I think there may be some costume studies in the near future! :)
I also pulled all my costume fabrics out the other day to do some costume planning...I ended up getting overwhelmed! I don't know where to start! But one of my New Year's resolutions is to use as much of my fabric stash (that is already intended for something) as I can so here is a start.
Well, I must be off to bed. How were your holidays? Do you have any New Year's resolutions, sewing or otherwise?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

What I am up to this holiday season...

Christmas 2011

Christmas 2011 by theartofclothes featuring super skinny jeans

I'm done with the making urgent Christmas presents now it's time to sit back and relax and enjoy Christmas! This set is a reflection of what I'm in love with right now. Comfy clothes, good books, knitting, and tea. LOVE. <3
What does your holiday feel like? I hope it's relaxing!
Merry (early) Christmas!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Toasty Christmas

Toast's winter collection is sure to keep you warm and comfy. All these photos have left me inspired for the holidays!

Shop Toast online .

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Great Gatsby

I've been watching the progress of The Great Gatsby ever since I heard Baz Luhrmann bought the rights to make a film of it. Baz Luhrmann is one of my favorite directors! He directed Australia as well as Moulin Rougue and Romeo and Juliet. I know this will be a stunning film, but besides that...I can already see the costumes are incredible!

 I read somewhere that Tiffany's is doing some of the jewelry and Baz's wife Catherine Martin is designing costumes once again, as she's done on all of his films. Her work is so incredible!
The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.
I'm excited to see more!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Under the Greenwood Tree

I'm watching Under the Greenwood Tree while working on Christmas presents and I always forget how much I love this movie. I love the the simplicity of it and the costumes are so pretty!
 I really want to try and make a corset one of these days!

 I love the lower waist dresses and smaller skirts and sleeves of this era much better than Civil War era.
Alright....I must get back to present making. But I'm so inspired for costumes right now.

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Best Invention

I think one of the coolest inventions is the bias tape maker. I never had one of these until last year it was on sale and I decided to give it a try...brilliant! So much easier than using a seam gage and burning your fingers with an iron. (I would know)
I used it yesterday to make a casing for a Regency shift. Can you believe it? I'm back to costuming!
You can see more pictures of the shift here:

(I don't know why but bloggers link button isn't working on my computer)
Hope you're all having a wonderful day! I'm off to do some more sewing!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


I think the Regency era is my favorite. I love many different periods in costume but I always seem to come back to Regency. It's comfortable to me, like an old friend. If I were to choose any era in history I could be from I think this would be the era I would choose.
This is what I am daydreaming about today...

What is your favorite era?


Although I continually talk about movie costumes on this blog, I am not a movie reviewer. Not all the films I discuss are recommended and I do not choose to review weather they are appropriate or not for the simple fact that every person's standards are different. Something that is fine for me may be offensive to some one else and visa versa. If you would like to look into the appropriateness of a title, I recommend I have not seen all the movies I discuss, and am simply interested in the art of clothes in film. I will leave you to decide for yourself if you will watch the movie or not.


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