Going in a New Direction

Over the last few years I've been trying to find my voice and style within costuming and the online community. When I first started costuming I focused heavily on historical costume with a bit of cosplay in the mix, and in more recent years I've moved a bit more towards costume design, as that's what a lot of my focus has been moving towards professionally.

As I learned and gained more experience I played around with different idea's for this blog and have wobbled between focusing on my costume design work for film and stage and personal projects, usually of a historical style in one way or another.

In the process things have gotten a bit... Messy. I feel like I don't know what to write or how to write it simply because my website, this website, has gone in so many directions.

So I've decided to take a step back and focus on what I really, really love, which is historical costuming. I no longer plan on posting about the films I'm working on, unless they are have a strong historical influence. I'm toying around with the idea of keeping a separate blog dedicated to my costume design related projects and ventures, but that will be completely separate.

I want to get back to traditional blogging like it was when I first started years ago. I want to write a blog that is personal and has a specific goal, which is historical costuming.

To help get a better idea of what I want for this site and to have a point of reference should I ever begin to wander away from this goal, I've written a mission statement.

But before we get to that, you may have noticed I've gone through a bit of a name change as well. While I've had a couple of different titles for this blog over the years, I've decided one something that (should) be a little more timeless.

And with that, here is the dedication;

The Demure Seamstress is a blog dedicated to historical recreations and the art of sewing quality, accurate reproductions. The goal of this blog is to document my learning process as I delve deeper into the art of sewing (specifically historical costuming), and to share the information that I learn in a helpful way. My hope is to learn and inspire others to learn as well, and share each bit of knowledge that I pick up along the way.

I'm really excited for this new phase for my blog and hope to have lot's of exciting things to share soon! In the meantime I'll be working on getting everything under the new name; The Demure Seamstress.