How to dress up a frog
about me and my costumes
10 June 03
I have to get some things done today. I have to move parts of the website to the
other account, as this one is full. I have written a more precise description of
the flemish kirtle.
09 June 03
I have updated both the flemish peasant and the german
doublet. Unfortunately, I just discovered that my account is full. I think I
have somewhere where I can store all the images, and I might just move them
tomorrow. It will be lots of work, though... And the link to the flemish kirtle,
which is what I have been sewing today doesn't seem to work, and I do not
04 June 03
I made a dress dummy! I have been having
problemt with getting it stiif enaugh, and I keep putting lots of tape on on the
inside. I bought the wooden cores for the buttons of the doublet
02 June 03
Fitting done on the doublet.
26 May 03
The padding is done, and I have begun the fitting. Look
at it. Tomorrow, I will go to the embroidery shop and look for silk yarn and
metal thread, and I will buy some wooden cores for the buttons.
23 May 03
Strange. My last update didn't work out. I will try again. As a result of the
peascod problem, I have now padded one of the fronts. There is an extra layer of
padding on the belly, but it is not very thick. Ok - look at the updates. I have
also made it a little easier to find your way in the exiting world of the
doublet diary (I have been linked to by a festive attyre, and am very proud
22 May 03
To pad or not ot pad, that is the question. Earlier today, I recieved a mail
from Teddy, who asked whether or not I was going to have a peascod belly on the
doublet. Did he know that was the reason why I haven't updated for so long?
Look at the update. I added another image to the
german gallery. (Thank you Marion MCNealy) Comment?
(no need to log in)
13 May 03
I have quasi decided upon the embellishment of the doublet. Read
about it. Right now, I am sewing the interlining and the wool together. I
have never done interlinings before, and I have used some time figuring it out.
The brother is not at home, so I have no image.
12 May 03
A few days ago, I came across some wonderful brickweaving websites. As I had not
done any brickweaving for more than two years, and really, not much at all, I
really wanted to try. My father used to do brickweaving when younger, and he has
taught me the basics. Stupid me, I never try something easy. I found a fairly
complicated pattern on the internet, used hourr preparing, and then I begun.
First, it went pretty well, but suddenly, something very strange happened. What happened?!
Here is the back of the weaving.
I have started to work at the doublet again. Look at the diary updates. Both on 'laying
the groundwork' and at 'Research'
08 May 03
How happy can a girl be? Look at this image!
I finally got Patterns of fashion from a bookshop in Oslo, after searching
through billions of bookshops and museums in London, I found it only a hundred
kilometres from home. That's life. As you can see from the image, I have wool
and linen lining for the doublet, and linen for the partlet, ruff and apron of
the flemish gown. I am so glad. More progress: I have made a 'How to' page on Dyeing
with Plants. I have done three colours. more will come, promise! The list of
useful chemicals is not up, but it will come too. Perhaps tomorrow.
07 May 03
Added some more to the Flemish working woman, as
I really needed to sew something. A gallery is
up, and I will add more images when I use them. The smock
is finished. Besides, my mother went to IKEA today, and she has bought me
two metres of white linen and three metres of unbleached linen. Wonderful, isn't
Yesterday was spent at the library (at leas
five hours). There is no book about the history of norwegian costumes, but the
lady ordered Patterns of Fashion to me from another library. I am so happy! I
have also been taking pictures of several books, which was the beginning to
the new section. The Galleries.
I will be going to Oslo. I wil but Fabric for the doublet, and I will stop by a
few museums and look for more images of Norwegians from the 16 century for the
Stupid fabricshop! How can a
fabricshop not have real wool? The good thing is that I have found another image
of a someone
wearing a doublet with the same cut as mine (the first image). There is a
problem with that aswell. No references! Who is he, when is he from and who
painted him? I need to know! I am also thinking about embellishment. I have to
find something that do not make 15 year old boys feel stupid. If any of you know
anything about the man on the
picture that I mentioned, feel
free to comment. No need to log in, just write your name where you are
04 May 03
Third update today! When I get a project going, I am updating. Of course. The
fact that I am getting rid of the rest of my websites has some effect aswell. I
made the mockup an hour ago. Check it
04 May 03
I did some more on the planning of the 'Taylor's book of enns doublet'. I drew
the pattern onto millimeter paper, and I did some more research.
I evem managed to find a fitting image. Have
04 May 03
It is really strange how I have let this site die the last half a year or so. I
have been going through a phase of cronical Harry Potter addiction, and I have
not done any sewing at all. But I am back!
I have done loads of updates, but I do not
feel like mentioning them all. The most obvoius it the layout, I guess, and the
fact that I have made a forum, just in case I feel like making polls or of I
need advice. But I have also done a few updates.
20 Jan 02
I have not done any sewing for weeks, that is why there has been such a lack of
updates in this site. At the links section, you will find a link to my Norwegian
Harry Potter Fanfiction site. Tada
18 Jan 02
This has nothing to do with costuming. This is Harry Potter related.
Look at the Dark Mark!
21 Dec 02
I have finally updated my site. The reason for why it has been so long, is that
I have had an extensive amount of exams. Besides, the Lord Of the Rings premiere
has finally passed. I had 13 days to finish a costume for the premiere, I did a
lot of sewing, and I actually had the costume ready an hour before the premiere.
So... What is new this time? Quite a lot.I
have updater my corset site, i
have made tecniques site
containing a description on how to
sew eyelets. I have made a site on how my
and my brothers' Lord of the
rings costumes are made. I have added some links. i believe that was pretty much
08. Nov 02
Instead of doing any sewing, I have used all available time uppdating my site. I
found it a bit... strange, so I have re-organised it. By the way: Has anybody
got a nice idea of a picture to start this "what's new" site? It
appear to me that it is a bit boring...
07. Nov 02
I have finally photographed the pattern for my hemp boned corset. Because of an
extensive amount of home work, I have not found much tome to sew - hopefully,
this have come to an end (for a few days).
31. Okt 02
Happy halloween! Today I have finally made a corset
site. It is a diary of the hemp boned effigy(ish) style corset I am making.
Alas, I have not had the time neither to finish it or to take photos of the
progress. But, more will come!
22 Okt 02
I have gotten a guestbook. I want everybody to write me a message.
20 Okt 02
I have joined a webring. Perhaps this will make it possible for somebody to
find my site. I also tried to register at alta vista and kvasir. In a
month or two it will be possible to find me there.
19 Okt 02
Today I have added where the "blue smock" at my smock site comes
from. It is a 16 century french smock found at the "poulet
gauche" site. I have eventually started sewing my hemp corded
effigy-corset, but the corset side is only up in norwegian, and without
06 Okt 02
You can't believe how happy I am today. After research I finally found
a smock similar to mine (or, at least it reminds me of mine. This pattern is
a copy of a smock
from the 1630's. I am almost period, isn't that nice? I also added a picture
showing the shoulder of my smock after the changes.
05 Okt 02
I added some more photos to my smock-site.
You will find some notices om whether my mthod of sewing it is priod or not.
04 Okt 02
I have finally made a costume
site. Here you will be able to read about my ew projects. At the moment, the
only project described is my smock