For all those interested in this discussion... the group is now a reality. Please join us in the group "Once Upon A Time" a group for discussing all aspects of historical/period doll costuming and more! Look forward to seeing you there!
I'm trying to find out if anyone shares my interest in talking about all the various facets of creating historical or period costumes for their doll(s)... from finding ready made costumes and determining who can share clothes with whom... to sewing, patterns, alterations and material selection... to wigs, shoes, jewelry and hair styling... to accessories for creating picture perfect dioramas.
I am partial to the 1910s to the 1930s but, honestly, any time period could become my next inspiration. I could use your expertise and guidance and would like to share what little I've learned so far. My interest ranges from historically accurate to the more stylized versions of a time period... such as some of the outfits I see for steampunk, fantasy and Ellowyne dolls.
I've asked to start a group but first have to find out if there is a genuine interest within the community. There are sewing groups and fashion groups but none (that I can tell) that are specific to historical costumes. I've been slowly going through the pictures and some of you have wonderful period and ethnic costumes!
Hope to hear from you and hope you'll join me for some lively conversation, exchanging ideas and research, pictures and creative ideas for making our "once upon a time" aspirations come true... ~Tilly