The Very Inspiring Blogger Award
To accept the award, one must:
1. Display the award and link back to the person who nominated you.
2. State 7 facts about yourself.
3. Nominate 15 bloggers for the award.
4. Notify the winners.
Seven facts about myself:
1. My grandmother taught me to sew.
2. Vintage cars and motorcycles are a passion and I have been riding my own motorcycle for almost 22 years.
3. I used to be able to corset down to 22 - 23" (pre motherhood).
4. I am bilingual.
5. I often resolve sewing difficulties in my sleep by dreaming the solution.
6. I've been doing the "vampire thing" long before it was trendy.
7. Along with knowing how to use a sewing machine I know how to use power tools which has helped rehabbing our 113 year old farmhouse (in the middle of a big city).
My 15 Nominations:
1. Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild - this is the page run by the guild I belong to. Wonderful costume pattern reviews, events, and links to other events. They also have a list you can join to ask questions and learn from others.
(The following are not in any type of order, they are all really wonderful!)
2. Before the Automobile - amazingly beautiful underthings and gowns by this beautiful seamstress.
3. Victorian Tailoring - wonderful men's costuming site. This tailor's work is inspiring.
4. Historical Sewing - want to learn all about 19th c. clothing? This is a great site to hone skills.
5. European 18th Century Clothing Reproductions - I'm not sure what language this is in but the clothing is breathtaking. Worth a look for the inspiration.
6. French 18th Century Clothing Costumes - you can navigate this site easily without knowing French, amazing 18th century reproductions, stunning!
7. Bridges on the Body - many of us did the Titanic corset sew along hosted by this blogger, with excellent results.
8. Demode Couture - another fabulous costumer with a strong focus on 18th century clothing and wig instructions!
9. Steampunk Scholar - I've enjoyed the info and photos on this site as I've broadened my costuming in this area.
10. Waisted Efforts - a talented professional seamstress, great photos, and fine work.
11. Southron Creations - full of 1860s history and dresses.
12. The Pragmatic Costumer - great historical information, photos, clothing, inspiration.
13. The Art of Mourning - I love the jewelry and information on this site. For those who do mourning wear it is a must to i.d. and wear period correct (looking) jewelery with their mourning ensembles. 17th - early 20th century jewelry and information.
14. Steampunk Fashion - great resource for photos posted by members. Wide range of clothing, ideas, abilities.
15. Daze of Laur - another professional seamstress with mad skills. Lovely lovely corsets and gowns!