Hello, my name is Erin, and welcome to my costume/sewing blog. I am fortunate to have a mother who taught me the sewing basics and gave me access to one of her Berninas and fabric remnants. In high school, I began by making doll clothes from patterns and quickly branched out to modifying those to look like they were from different historical periods. The undergarments for my doll were rather unorthodox, but I had great fun fashioning panniers from little triangular pillows and cutting foam balls in half for “stuffing” down the front of dresses. Fun times. I still have my American Girl doll and most of the clothes for her. I could only dream of making full-size costumes for myself at that time, and now that I’m an adult, I can!
In the summer of 2012 I discovered the DFW Costumer’s Guild website and immediately had to join. I hadn’t even gone to an event when I sent in my membership fee. I was just so excited that there were other people out there that “never grew out of the dress-up stage”. Basically, we are a group of people who love to make costumes so we create events as an excuse to wear those costumes. I still feel like I don’t know what I’m doing, but with each thing I make, I improve and gain confidence in my sewing ability. Thanks for following me along in this journey!