I’m a teenager who, for as long as I can remember, has loved history. I also like writing, particularly historical fiction and although it’s not great quality (yet), it makes me happy.
I was first inspired to pick up a needle to make a dress for myself after starting a story set in Tudor England (I’m English, by the way). I just loved all of the splendour and extravagance of the era, I just wanted to capture the feeling of it. Needless to say, I failed in this respect, and that was a few years back. Now I’ve decided to expand my horizons and make clothing from more than just one era.
Then I watched the film ‘Marie Antoinette’. I was totally captivated by the beauty and romance and beauty and amazingness of the costumes. So I started to write a story in that era. This prompted a good hard look at my Tudor dress and decided that it would make a lovely 18th century round gown with a few adjustments here and there.
I have a lots of UFOs (Un Finished Objects) which I would love to finish, plus a few things which I’ve actually finished, which makes me very proud.
I’m inspired by people who can see a fabric and dream up a dress to go with it then make the entire thing from scratch. That’s not me, but I’m hoping for it to be one day. Perhaps. Maybe not.
So what can you expect from my blog? Well, regular ramblings and much moaning, costumes, inspiration, lots of photos of Lottie the cat (and maybe a few of her sister too) and photos of the world around me (I’m a keen-ish photographer when I get the time).
Whatever the future may be, if by some chance you are reading my ramblings, then please follow and comment what you’d like to see and I’ll do my best to find the time to blog.