Mar. 15th, 2019

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3. One with a blue cover.

Well, I was reading this one last night so it will do.

Patterns of Fashion 5: The content, cut, construction and context of bodies, stays, hoops and rumps c.1595-1795 by Janet Arnold, Jenny Tiramani, Luca Costigliolo, Sébastien Passot, Armelle Lucas and Johannes Pietsch

If you sew historical clothes, you know who Janet Arnold was. She analyses and made patterns for a large number of extant garments, and published several books on the subjects. The Patterns of Fashion series contains descriptions and patterns for clothes from the 16th century to the 1940s, with the two last volumes published after her death. Apparently, she left so much material there will be at least two more books coming.

This book was published just a couple of months ago and concerns 200 years of stays (corsets), and if you nerd this, it’s an amazing book. Arnold’s original research has been complemented with several colour photos of each garment, as well as contemporary paintings to indicate what the garment looked like when worn. I’ve made several pair of stays already, but now I want to make at least three of the ones in this book, asap.
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I know, I know- third post today. But there won't be anything more until Monday.

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Fanworks meme: Sometimes it's okay to pimp yourself. Post a list of your top five favourite fics fanworks you've written/drawn/painted/made/knitted/compiled..., regardless of fandom or the reason you love them. This isn't about the BEST things you've written, but what you LOVE most.

A Place in the Shadows (Penny Dreadful) This fic so easy to write and fell in place almost effortlessly, and still turned out almost exactly as I had envisioned it, a story about friendship and still-warm sponge cake.

Professor Keller (Doctor Who) I rarely write long fics- even my multi-chapters have fairly short, and fairly few, chapters. This is by far my longest fics, and my most ambitious. I worked hard on trying to give this story a mounting horror- I even re-wrote it completely, and I think I did fairly well.

A Conversation in the Yellow Drawing-Room, And Other Letters To Mrs Strange (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) This fic was a complete joy to write, from beginning to end. I’m pleased with Lady Pole’s determination to save herself, and it’s so much fun to write Childermass.

But A Dream (Victoria) I think this is lovely. And I enjoyed writing it a lot.

Ghosts (The Mummy) I feel this fic is a bit clunky, but some parts I think are pretty great. And it was a lot of fun to write.

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