In the Society for Creative Anachronism, my name is Herrin Kathalyn Nimet. I enjoy the research and garments of the late 15th/early 16th Century German clothing, but I have been known to sew anything from 6th C. Byzantine to 14th C. Gothic fitted dresses also.

I attempt to sew other stuff to from modern day patterns, but that's been a challenge. Hopefully by brainstorming on this journal, I can figure them out with some measure of success. Modern patterns are just not my forté!

Please enjoy!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

So where do we begin?

This post really doesn't apply to my adventures & dress diaries of what I've created but since this museum exhibit relates to the creativity of costume design as a whole and it provides endless amounts of inspiration, I thought I'd share anyway. Since I am going to convey the breadth of the exhibit and some of my thoughts and opinions, I've decided to break this up into several parts. Alas, no photography was allowed, so if I found correlating images from the internet, I attempted to include as many as I found.

The “20th Annual Art if Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition” at the FIDM Museum was excellent. My only compliant was I wanted to know more specifics like fabrics and other materials used, if items were recycled vintage items or custom made. Of course I was wondering through the exhibit hall making notes and when I was finishing up the security guard pointed me to a decent size hand out that I thought may have some of the answers I was searching for. Nope... well, sorta.

Unexpectedly there was a small display of some historical clothing worn by various Crowns of Europe. Sadly a dress worn by Queen Victoria was taken off display. (I forget what the sign said as to why.) That small display will be a journal page unto itself and I'm not sure I could find any images. Some of the dresses were before the regular use of photography.

So bare with me as I write these pages, I have images to find first and a bit of reading to do from the handout available at the Exhibition.

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