Thursday, August 27, 2009

Renaissance Corset Making Class in Houston TX

Alexis Black of Electra Designs, a member of the Houston Texas Corset Making Group, is offering a class for making a Renaissance corset using my Quilted Bodies pattern.

The class will be held on September 26, 2009 and will run for 8 hours.

For full details, check out the announcement at:

You can also see her work at her Live Journal blog:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Color of the Day - Milk and water

Milk and watter, 1562 – Maye 21, 1562. … one clock {cloak} of colour called milk and watter.
Wills and Inventories from the Registry of the Archdeaconry of Richmond, 1853

Milke and water, 1587 – iiij yds of milke and water
Wills and Inventories from the Registry at Durham, 1860

excerpt from:
Elephant's Breath & London Smoke
A Dictionary of Color in History
edited by Deb Salisbury
Available at

Sunday, August 2, 2009

#11 in books on fashion at Amazon

I'd like to think Lorina Stephens at Five Rivers Chapmanry for pointing out on her blog that Elephant's Breath & London Smoke now ranks #11 in books on fashion at

I'm thrilled! I hope you'll check out my Amazon page at Elephant's Breath & London Smoke.

Elephant's Breath & London Smoke is a dictionary of color in history, especially as seen in fashion.