I love making costumes, they give me different challenges and another kind of artistic freedom than historical clothing does. At the same time, I am influenced by my historical sewing here too; most of the time I try to use materials and techniques that would have been available to the people of the made up worlds, and that often means natural materials and hand sewing with historical stitches. I want my costumes to feel real and believable, as if something like them could have been in daily use somewhere in the universe.
I have a very limited budget, and fit costume sewing around taking care of my family and mainly focusing on other hobbies, which of course has some impact.
The categories and costumes are in alphabetical order, so old and new costumes are all jumbled up. Click the pictures to go to the corresponding blog posts.