A costume history nerd, Christian, and wife to an amazing man- I live in San Diego area with my husband and our two cats. I love to spend my free time creating, sewing, and watching old movies with my husband.
I love fashion and costume history from the 18th century until the 1950s, but the Edwardian era and 1930s are my favorites. Fashion history has been a life-long passion for me. I began sewing when I was around eight years old and started studying fashion history and collecting vintage clothing when I was around fourteen years old.
If there’s something I have learned about sewing and fashion history, it’s that there is always more to learn. Just as soon as you’ve settled into “they never…” you find an obscure little tidbit that says that they did! I find that rather fun. Costume history can be like a treasure hunt in that way. Sewing is the same way for me, and I love learning and discovering new ways to do things. I am so thankful for the internet, and the ability we have to share passions, information, and studies with like minded people and am thrilled at how many ladies and gents are taking to sewing again and finding their creative niche.
I am a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, where I obtained an honors degree in Fashion Design. I also studied Costume Design for Film and Television while at FIDM, and have continued my own study of historical costume, vintage fashion, and costume and fashion technique, which has been my passion since a very early age. Since graduation I have worked doing costume design and stylist work for indie films, in the costume shops of well know theatres such as the San Diego Opera and La Jolla Playhouse, and have been doing my own little business which specializes in authentic multi-size patterns from the past, Wearing History. I also sell vintage items online through Etsy and occasionally other avenues.
My journey with fashion and costuming lead me through various adventures both professionally and personally, but I admit I get a thrill researching and creating costumes for myself. One can never be too old for dress up!
This blog is a journal of my journey with sewing and costume history, including research, projects, endeavors, and miscellaneous adventures. Thanks for stopping by!
I’m very blessed to have been backed successfully in 2014 for a ready to wear clothing line of my own design, which I offer in addition to my home sewing patterns on my website. Visit it here.
My Etsy Shop for vintage items
And you can see some of my past work on my personal website