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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
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    Definitely post pictures when you're finished! And so true- staying busy keeps your mind off of mindless eating.
    1703 days ago
    OMG! That's so true! I totally know what you mean! Love the dress! Hope you will post some pics when you are done!

    boredom is probably the number 2 reason we tend to eat. emotions is the first i think.
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