When I first started this blog, I was an unemployed costumer attempting to create period gowns and costumes with very limited means. Although now employed, I still try to be as thrifty as possible. I am still "The Broke Costumer"!

In addition to posts about the outfits I make on a budget, this blog includes short research articles on fashion, history, accessories, styles, or whatever interests me at the moment.

I hope you enjoy my journey into the land of inexpensive costuming and short articles.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ooohhhhh, Secret Project Ahead!

What do teacups, feathers, masks and laundry baskets have in common?  Just you wait and see!  Here is a sneak peek: 

 Casey helped by lending me his cat food cans to use as pattern weights, so I let him cut out part of the costume.   Enough hints for now!   Be back soon for the whole story.  Go eat cake!


  1. OoOoOoO....pollanaise?? I can't wait to find out more! :D

  2. psst i think i am doing something like that.....

  3. I already know but its going to be PINK!

  4. I think I feel a little 18th century coming ;)
    Can't wait to see what your up to!!

  5. Such gorgeous fabric! Churchill waves a paw at Casey; he likes to "help" me sew, too. :-)

    1. Hi Churchill! I'm sure you are a big help to Deb!