Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Having been horribly failed in my attempts to get myself qualified to teach adults and therefore to earn a slightly more respectable wage, I have turned my attention to other avenues.
Followers will be aware that costume has been on my mind and in my hands a lot recently. Also, as it conveniently turns out, with the grandmother of one of my students. She and I have been meeting regularly to talk fabric and doublets and it's all be huge fun. Last week, over coffee and cake (she is my kind of lady), a cunning plan evolved. We should descend on Hartlepool and take part in some of their degree courses on costuming.
At the moment, it looks promising for a pattern designing course starting on Monday. Already, in my mind's eye, I can see myself constructing things like the picture above. Wild fantasy I know, as I've only just acquired a sewing machine. But you gotta have a dream.
They do millinery and corsetry as well. Who knows where this could lead?