Rey and Luke’s costumes – Air & Space

I heard one of Rey’s costumes was on display at Air & Space over the holidays, so we took a trip over there while we were checking out the Christmas Market. Here are all my pics! First let’s get the selfies out of the way. They also had one of Luke’s costumes. Here are as many detail pics as I … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up to – October 2017

October brought more work on the baby room. Willow was still convinced that it was her new room. October also brought the promotion of one of my dearest friends. Janine is now a Lt Colonel in the USMC, which is a huge accomplishment. I am so so proud of her, and how she is using her career to better the … Continue Reading →


2016 Year in Review – costume events

Yeah, I got literally nothing done this year. In my defense, I was still suffering from my general costuming malaise and then I actually had a successful pregancy, so between changing sizes and being dead tired, I didn’t really do any sewing. I started a waistcoat for Doug when Gloria and I had a sewing day, but it’s still sitting … Continue Reading →


Williamsburg

Since I’d been unable to go on the variety of other Williamsburg trips (IVF can really limit your travel), Gloria proposed we go this summer for a weekend. So we did in July! I wasn’t super pregnant so I was ambulatory if a little slow, and we had a really nice time. Thanks, Gloria, for doing the organizing! We first … Continue Reading →


What I Was Up To – May 2017

Here is May! We are slowing (sorta) catching up! Willow: We had some nice peonies this year: Ginger was in town for work, so a bunch of us costume folks met up for dinner in Bethesda at Barrel and Crow. The food was excellent. I got t he Seared Sea Scallops over pasta. It was terrific! Also a crab beignet … Continue Reading →


Victorian Christmas Tea

Who’s in the mood for Christmas? Yeah. I’m still super behind on blogging anything. BUT I did get to go to a superfun Victorian Christmas tea, hosted by the lovely Carolyn, in the gorgeous Capitol Hill row house that her and her husband are staying in while on assignment in DC. It’s the perfect place for costume parties! The food … Continue Reading →


2016 Year in Review – costumes

I had another personally busy year so I focused mostly on small projects, accessorizing things I already had, wearing things I hadn’t yet worn, repairing things I wore once (ie, taking them in), and trying to finish things I started last year. I was largely successful at that. I wasn’t successful at much else. Small things: – I sewed a … Continue Reading →


Mini Costume Gala

Carolyn has this gorgeous huge house she is renting in Capitol Hill while she and her husband are here, and she has started throwing some parties to take advantage of it. I’ve been to two of them and she’s also a wonderful hostess. This party was in October. I was really happy Kat came down and stayed with me overnight … Continue Reading →


2016 Year in Review – costume events

This year had what might have been a record number of costume events. The holiday tea, the Riversdale 12th Night ball, Birthnight Ball, Francaise dinner, Fort Fred, Awesome Con, Kat’s Victorian Seaside Party, Jane Austen Ball, Riversdale Fancy Dress Ball, Carolyn’s mini costume gala, Pumpkin Tea, Halloween, Gadsby’s fall ball, Carolyn’s Victorian Christmas Tea… and those were just the ones … Continue Reading →


Victorian Seaside Party

Because of our family vacation getting switched to August due to one niece becoming a teacher and getting out of school late, I had the silver lining of getting to go to Kat’s Victorian picnic, which this year had a Seaside theme. It was nautical and really fun. At first I wasn’t sure what I had that would work, costume-wise, … Continue Reading →


Francaise dinner 2016

I’m very belated posting about this, but better late than never. This March was the Francaise dinner! Stephanie, Gloria, and I hosted again, and we also again had it at Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria. Next year the torch will be passed to someone else, and we look forward to seeing what the next one looks like! And now, photos! Not … Continue Reading →


Birthnight Ball

We attended the Birthnight Ball at Gadsby’s Tavern last night. Just the ball, not the banquet. We actually had dinner at Warehouse Bar & Grill, and it was delicious. Here’s a group pic: Gadsby’s had food too at the ball, but were were so stuffed from dinner! The traditional hedgehog: George Washington’s birthday cake: This guy’s wig game was on … Continue Reading →


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