Thursday, September 19, 2013
So, I've realized something; something that I probably should have realized long ago... When I have a project to occupy me, I spend a lot less time eating. I have been working on sewing a new 18th century gown in my spare time this week, and having my hands busy doing that kept me from eating a lot once I got home from work.
I am basing my new gown on this gown which was made in 1780.
I'll be doing an event in October which takes place in 1788. If I was older, I could get away with wearing a 13 year old gown, but there is no 26 year old at any time in history who is still wearing the same dress she wore when she was 13, so I had to make a gown which reflected the stylistic changes from 1775 to 1780s. I am not going to make it in the most current fashions to 1788 because I will be portraying a girl who's living in the countryside and probably doesn't have access to the most up-to-date trends. Although, I would definitely try to imitate the fashionable women that I may have seen with my hair and accessories. Therefore I've been doing a lot of research on what women were wearing in this period. It has been keeping me very busy.
As long as you keep your hands and brain busy, you have a lot less time to think about what you really want to eat. It definitely helps