Wow, I was browsing through Google Images (I'm doing research for my degree thesis, I'm writing about the Pre-Raphaelites, lol what a surprise) and a pic from this blog popped up and I remembered: blimey, I used to write on here. And one day I stopped, I was working at the time and then I joined my friend's page on Facebook and started updating there more often until I forgot about this. What a shame. So I'm considering writing posts again, that is, if I have interesting stuff to write about. I'm still sewing and everything and could blog about my research paper too... so we'll see. For now, I'm leaving here a link to our page on Facebook just in case you're interested in seeing what I've been up to lately:
The Seamstress of Rohan
We mainly do historical costume stuff, some fantasy, some stuff is inspired by paintings or films and series so it's good fun. It's mainly very similar to what this blog used to be, but with prettier pictures and costumes (I've improved my skills ahah) and less writing.
At the end of 2014 I travelled to northern Spain, Catalonia (to a region very close to the Pyrenees) to work with a new friend and photographer from there. We are waiting for the developed images since she works with traditional cameras so when I have stuff I will try to post it here. We shot in an old semi-abandoned house creating a witch-lair like room inspired by the character of Geillis Duncan in the Outlander series. It was an awesome experience, here's a phone picture:
The costume is an 18th century jacket + skirt combo, in linen. I also made the mitts and I'm wearing a very pretty quilted petticoat underneath, made from a dark red bed quilt (but it looks the part!). My shoes and stockings are American Duchess, shoes are hand dyed. I really loved how this outfit came together and I hope I can wear it more.
On the Pre-Raphaelite front, we also shot a pretty little thing. Yes, if you look closer, I'm holding a crystal ball:
This is also a phone picture, but I want to point you out to the photographer's web page, where you can find the rest of her art and other collaborations we have done with her. She's Helena Aguilar Mayans. There are some Jane Eyre inspired pictures with a dress I made (and we shot more of that when I was there) and other pics with my Regency dresses and a lovely cloak my friend Emerita from The Seamstress of Rohan made.
So, for those of you who asked, yes, I'm very much well, thanks for your concern. We have worked so hard these past years and there's still lots of things to do! I'm working on more historical things and a cosplay from The Hobbit... I hope I can show you soon! Thanks for reading, as always.