Welcome to AJ’s Costuming & Ramblings!
I finally made my first robe a la francaise! I was supposed to have made this for costume college last year but you know how that goes. GBACG had a Bal de Carnivale event this year which became my new deadline. I pulled out my half finished corset and got cracking.
I actually had a lot of trouble following the JP Ryan pattern so I ended up taking copious photos and writing up notes for myself for the next time I make one of these. Because… yes, I already have fabric for another one. =D If anyone else is going to be using this pattern, feel free to check out my notes… they might help!
I did manage to get a wearable dress by the event although there were a few almost all-nighters in there. (I’m getting way too old for that btw. LOL) The only thing missing for the Bal was the trim which Judy and I finished later for a lovely photoshoot at Gamble Gardens.Read More
I’m so unbelievably behind on posting photos so there’s gonna be a whole slew of posts in the next few days. I know most people don’t read these posts but I like to keep them as reminders to myself of the fun things I did. =D
Last September, we organized a victorian photoshoot at stanford with our friend Jeff Kuo as photographer. Some of the girls made new costumes which were originally for the GBACG Tissot picnic, but we didn’t get tickets so we decided to organize a photoshoot on our own. I re-wore my key lime pie victorian which I never got good photos of. The photos came out gorgeous but everything Jeff does looks good.Read More