|I feel like Sir Anthony right now.|
It's already been February for two whole days! I can't believe how quickly 2012 is going by already!
Right. Um. Flailing aside, here's my roundup of some of my favorite things from teh interwebs from the month of January:
- This thoughtful article from Wearing History about the importance of making things with your hands. It expresses perfectly how I feel every time people say, you made that? Oh but I could never do that! You just have to start somewhere!
- Even though I haven't used the Consulting Dressmaker service, I am really excited that it exists. One day, when I actually try something really hard and complicated, I will rest assured that Steph will solve all my problems.
- Like maybe when I tackle things from the Vintage Pattern Lending Library's 1912 project. My pattern should be available for download any day now!! I am crossing my fingers hoping it's something Lady Mary would wear.
- Speaking of Lady Mary's outfits, this awesome collection of all the screencaps ever from Downton Abbey. I can look at every costume now! Like in the above picture: I had no idea that the back of that very popular dress made little chevrons.
- Okay, last DA link, promise: this xkcd comic about the most common male mistake regarding DA.
- Totally random, but this company will put a picture of you on a dinosaur for $50.
- Just kidding! I have a few more hours to decide if I want to order these perfect-for-DA shoes from American Duchess.
- Not strictly DA-related, so I'm letting this one slide: this is an AMAZING collection of photos of the insides (boning in the waist! a million hooks and eyes! circular weights!) of an authentic Edwardian gown. This lovely lady bought one and generously shared the kind of pictures that seamstresses want to see, not just the pretty outsides shown on museum websites.
- The official LOTR Lego!!! Pictures of the minifigs (falsely articulated, I'm assuming), and sneak peeks at the actual sets. AAAAHHH CANNOT WAIT. I think I will need every one of these. And then I'll have to make space somewhere on my bookcase to display them all.