|Look at the elaborately detailed embroidery|
My love of costume goes way back to my childhood. Sure, like many little girls I enjoyed playing 'dress-up', but I guess I never really outgrew it! I remember my parents taking us to a medieval faire when I was quite young, and I've continued attending many of them throughout my life. When I was 14, I had my first job... working for a private seamstress doing alterations and clothing construction. I tore out and replaced so many jeans zippers with elaborate top-stitching, that I pretty much swore off of garments for some time (and still have somewhat of an aversion to sewing clothing.) When I started in college, I wanted to be a costume designer. Unfortunately, I wasn't really ready for college at the time, so went off to work after one semester.
|Nikki and I in our historical costume at|
Reno Friesian horse show
Through the vagrancy of life, my main chapter of costumery took a hiatus for some time, though I never lost my love of it. Then I had some fun in reviving this long-lost love of mine, when I had my beautiful Friesian mare and was showing her regularly. From time-to-time, there were costume classes at the horse shows, so we both got dressed up in Renaissance gear.
|My Friesian mare and I in full Renaissance costume|
Well, I'd best be off to bed, as I need to get up early and drive to La Conner for class (about a 75 minute drive from our home.)