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Saturday, July 10th, 2010 11:22 pm
I had a blast at the tea today! It was pretty close to a perfect event in my mind. Good company, yummy food, low stress, pretty costumes. Maybe a little less humidity would have been nice, but other than that it was quite fab. I also had a wonderful time hanging out with [livejournal.com profile] bonatirer after it. Ahhhhh... so THIS is what it feels like to have a social life! :)

Mike has to steal my computer to do some stupid online class now, but I'll post pictures when he goes to work tomorrow.
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 04:56 pm
To all the DFW folks on my friends list - is anybody else out there interested in coming to my 18th c. stays workshop? I only have 2 people signed up, and I'm starting to wonder if there's just not enough interest to even bother with it.

anyone? anyone?

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2008 03:49 pm
OMG... I'm swooning with excitement today. I've been chatting with the lady who is going to do our 18th c. fashion lecture this May for the costume guild, and it is better than I even imagined. She is an art history professor at UT Austin, and part of her talk will show us examples of Anglo-American 18th c. portraiture and discuss the fantasy vs. reality or what they are wearing in the artwork. (my art-nerd-self is totally *SQUEEING* over that one!!!) The other half of the presentation will include a strip-tease where she shows us all the layers of an 18th c. costume that she will be wearing that day, including discussion about what parts are authenic and what parts are more theatrical, and what she learned along the way as she assembled her first outfit from this period. She will also bring a second outfit that is a more historically accurate "daily-wear" gown to show as comparison.

I'm am SO frickin' excited about this class. I'll try to get the advertising banners and fliers made up for it this week. I hope a lot of you can come to this one - it's going to be a really top-notch class!
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Saturday, October 13th, 2007 07:36 am
Quick reminder - the October DFWCG meeting for today was canceled due to scheduling conflicts. We'll try again in November.
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Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 07:57 pm
(Sorry if you are getting this twice, but I also wanted to post this in my personal journal for the locals who aren't on the DFWCG mailing list or the [livejournal.com profile] dfwcg community yet.)


Hey you DFW folks! If there is any chance you'll be coming to some of the DFWCG events in the next year, please take a second to fill out this quick survey. We are trying to plan activities that would appeal to as many people as possible, so your feedback would be greatly appreciated. Also, feel free to comment here if you have any thoughts or suggestions for events or classes. It would be a huge help when we start making the schedule!

Thanks!
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Wednesday, September 5th, 2007 06:45 am
Is anybody here interested in coming to our super-cool DFWCG hat workshop this Saturday? If so, please let me know soon because we need a headcount for supplies. Tell your friends too. We'd love to have a lot of people come to this one!
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Thursday, August 9th, 2007 04:27 pm
If any of you in the Dallas area want something cheap, fun, and costumey to do this Saturday, we'd love to have you come to our Victorian clothing lecture. It is going to be super cool!

You know you wanna... ;)
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Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 03:23 pm
I meant to do this last night, but LJ was down. Check out our amazing new DFW Costumers Guild webpage!!!! I am so in love with our webpage now - it rocks my socks off! And I'm absolutely amazed by all the work put in by [livejournal.com profile] thewolfhound, our fabulous webmaster, who fulfilled all of our requests (and more!), and built a really cool interface so we can contribute and edit and such on our own. I just went in to edit one of the event entries, and it was ridiculously easy. That makes me very, very happy.

Somehow it just feels like we are a "real" group now. :)
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Wednesday, June 27th, 2007 03:32 pm
If you are a member of the DFWCG mailing list, then you've already seen this, but I don't want to miss anybody, so I'm going to repeat it here. We have two new very cool workshops coming up later this summer, and everybody is invited, whether you are a member of the guild or not.



Hal is the Chief Curator for Dallas Heritage Village, and he will be showing us antique garments from the museum's collection. This is a fabulous chance to learn more about Victorian clothing from a real expert, and some of the dresses he has to show us are absolutely gorgeous! This lecture is just $1 for guild members and $3 for non-members, and you can click on the banner for more details.



Our hatmaking workshop will be taught by a professional costumer, and although the example shows us an Edwardian style, the basic skills that we will learn could be adapted to almost any era. This one costs $10 for members and $15 for non-members, but that includes the materials for hat construction (buckram, millinery wire, etc.). You can bring your own odds and ends for decoration, or just build the hat base and finish it however you want on your own time. Since we are having to buy supplies and find a room big enough to accommodate everybody, we are requesting that you either RSVP here or on the guild mailing list so we can get a good headcount.

Hope to see you there!
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Sunday, June 17th, 2007 04:06 pm
For any of you in the DFW area who enjoy 19th or early 20th c. costuming - I just updated the guild website with info about an upcoming event in September. (Just click on my nifty new banner if you want more details:)


You still have 3 months to make something for it - that's plenty of time!!! They are doing a tea tasting this year as part of the programing, so I'd love to have a whole gaggle of us DFWCG folks there in costume to have tea together. If you haven't been to that show before, it is always a ton of fun, and the people there really love to see any attempt at costumes - whether that's just a cool vintage hat, Victorian-lite, or full-blown ball gowns. It all fits in well at this sort of show.

C'mon... you know you wanna!
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Saturday, May 5th, 2007 08:00 pm
If you are on the DFW Costumers Guild mailing list... or you live in the DFW area and enjoy costuming but have never paid much attention to the guild... or you live elsewhere in Texas but you don't mind driving long distances for a cool costume event... please help us gather some info by filling out this quick survey. We are trying desperately to figure out ways to increase attendance and get people more involved, and I'm really hoping that this might give us a nudge in the right direction.

Thank-you SO MUCH for your time!
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