considering carrying forward the momentum of the last 3 weeks and just using tumblr again. making posts, like ive time travelled from 2010
thinking about it and i guess technically we’ve ALL time travelled from 2010 it just took a long time
I have none of the usual inducements of women to marry. Fortune I do not want. Employment I do not want. Consequence I do not want. I believe few married women are half as much mistress of their husband’s house as I am of Hartfield.
EMMA. (2020) | dir. Autumn de Wilde
I mean I didn’t think I could have lesbian vibes from that movie and yet…?
Gandalf, taking a hit from his joint: Did you guys know that mithril is super expensive? Like insanely valuable? That it’s very much a finite resource mostly plundered from the earth and invaluable due to its many uses? And also Sauron has most of it so it’s now lost to its Elven and Dwarvish makers? And to think Bilbo’s precious gift of mithril mail is probably sitting in the local Useless Dumb Artefacts Museum. Just makes you think lol …
Gimli, a dwarf who has lost most of his people’s cultural artefacts: … I’m sorry Bilbo was given what and did what with it
Frodo, secretly wearing Bilbo’s mithril mail at that very moment but only after nearly 70 years of it sitting in the Useless Dumb Artefacts Museum gathering dust because Bilbo had no idea his cool shirt was worth approximately the net value of their entire country:
Lord of the Rings is a comedy
And not just there, either. :)
the wintery waterfall u reblogged is multnomah falls in oregon!
Oooooooh thank you! I keep seeing beautiful trekking picture from Oregon so that’s one more reason to go.
I mean yeah
The United States, with enough atomic bombs to blow up the Earth multiple times and an interventionist doctrine in place for the past 150 years: “I just don’t get why everyone is interested in how I vote…???”
70′s & 80′s Local Television “Technical Difficulties” Station IDs/Bumpers
1. WPTF-TV, Durham/Raleigh/Fayetteville, North Carolina, 80′s
2. WTTW-TV, Chicago, Illinois, 1981
3. WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1986
4. WGN-TV, Chicago, Illinois, 70′s
5. WZTV-TV, Nashville, Tennessee, 1977
6. WXNE-TV, Boston, Massachusetts, 1986
7. KYW-TV, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1977
8. WGN-TV, Chicago, Illinois, 1983
9. WNEV-TV, Boston, Massachusetts, 1984
10. KMGH-TV, Denver, Colorado, 1981
destiel canon apparently but more pressing issue:
why is this edited and acted SO weird. like they both shot their scenes separately lmfao
the notes on this post are GOLD
(oops, this has been sitting in my drafts for many weeks)
Until recently I didn’t watch much of anything on youtube, unless I was looking for music or specific tutorials, but then I learned that there are historical sewing channels out there! I haven’t watched a huge amount yet though. I’ll list the ones I’ve watched the most of first.
Oh! Also, in December of 2019 a whole bunch of historical costume youtubers did a Secret Santa, so if you search “costube secret santa” a lot more will come up from channels I haven’t checked out yet, or just check the list in the description of this video.
Bernadette Banner - One of my favourites, her videos are so well made, and she has so much enthusiasm for historical sewing techniques.
10/10 Relatable Content right there! Lots of sewing videos, and she does various different eras. She is currently getting started on an 1890′s black velvet ballgown project.
Karolina Zebrowska - A combination of educational videos about fashion history, and memes & funny skits.
Morgan Donner - A delightful sewing channel with mostly medieval and Renaissance stuff.
Sewstine - Famous for her historical machine embroidery, and she started making videos about it recently! I didn’t realize before how much work machine embroidery is. She does gorgeous 18th, 19th, and early 20th century stuff.
Cathy Hay - Not really any sewing videos, but more about the time management & mental health aspect of historical costuming. A mom-friend who is there to encourage you! She’s also working on a very very big Edwardian project.
Rachel Maksy - Mostly does vintage stuff and cosplay (and really amazing makeup holy heck please click this link), and is only just learning to sew, but she has done some historical stuff, and has said she wants to do more historical sewing, and she’s done collaborations with 3 of the other people listed here. I’m including her because she’s delightful and also because I want to post this screenshot.
“The way you decorate your meatbag is up to you.” Words to live by!
Enchanted Rose Costumes - She’s got sewing videos about 18th and 19th century stuff, and is currently learning how to make needle lace in order to replicate her favourite Worth gown.
Prior Attire - Many different eras, and she mainly does “getting dressed” videos, as well as a few tutorials.
Costuming Drama - I’ve only watched a couple of her videos so far, and they appear to be mostly long vlog type videos that are good for watching while hand sewing. Mostly 19th century, I think. She seems to like the bustle era best.
Bryce Adams - She makes bobbin lace!!! A fairly new channel that I’ve only watched one video from, but I’m excited to see more lace making stuff.
American Duchess - While their channel has a lot of videos of what their shoes look like on feet, they also have some sewing videos, ones where they talk about historical fashion, and general costumed silliness. They also have a very interesting podcast.
Burnley & Trowbridge - The wonderful online shop I buy button blanks and linen thread from. They have historical sewing tutorials that I’ve found incredibly useful, and have more recently started a series of sew-along projects for various simple 18th century garments.
Gilbert Dolthalion - Another fairly new channel. He’s working on making that 16th century Aziraphale outfit from the Shakespeare scene!
Gina B Silkworks - Gina Barrett does magnificent passementerie. Thread buttons, woven trim, tassels, etc. She made the thread buttons for Sweeney Todd’s shirt in the 2007 movie.
Pinsent Tailoring - I’m sure most everyone reading this has heard of Zack Pinsent, and he’s finally started making videos! He just released his first one yesterday and it turns out he’s an awkward human just like the rest of us, especially since he’s currently recovering from a broken elbow. Poor guy broke a teacup because he’s not used to doing things left handed :(
I expect there will be sewing content and stuff about Regency fashion, and he’s mentioned that he will do a tutorial on different ways to tie a cravat, which I’m looking forward to since that’s something I’m not very good at.
Lady Rebecca Fashions - Another very recent channel, which I’ve only seen one video from, but it looks like she makes a lot of lovely 19th century stuff.
Paul Malcolm - Only one video so far and it’s about 18th century covered buttons. Perhaps he will make more?
Les Soirees Amusantes - I only just realized they had a youtube channel a minute ago, so haven’t watched any yet, but if their instagram is anything to go by then the videos probably feature people in beautifully made late 18th century costumes dancing, playing music, having tea, etc.
Jenny la Fleur - Yet another one I haven’t watched any of yet, but it appears to be mainly hairstyling with a bit of sewing.
Me… soonish? - That link is to a currently empty channel, but I really want to try my hand at making sewing videos. I put it as one of my goals for 2020 to make a video on death’s head buttons, because I get so many questions and comments about the buttons on my black & white c. 1790 coat, so I have now filmed all the clips for that. (I filmed plain one colour buttons, and 2 coloured 4 section ones, and 4 coloured 6 section ones.)
I’m still learning how to edit videos, and am a terrible procrastinator, so I’ve no idea when it will be posted but it will!
And hopefully I shall film some sewing stuff also! There is next to no fancy 18th century menswear content out there, so it’s definitely a gap that needs filling.
Feel free to add more suggestions!
Angela Clayton - She sews fantasy and vintage and lots of different historical eras, and has many videos. I’ve only watched one.
Cat’s Costumery - Another fairly new channel, and I’ve only watched a couple videos but they’re nice. Appears to be mostly 19th century and some 18th century and cosplay stuff.
Vicky D’Incecco - Shoemaking!! Victorian & Edwardian women’s shoes made by hand, oh my goodness! I’ve only watched one video and it was mesmerizing.
Oh, I do want to add… stay away from the channel called “The Ultimate Fashion History”, it’s awful. I watched only two videos, one on mid 19th c. womenswear and one on macaroni fashion, and they inspired such flaming hatred I couldn’t watch any more. The videos consist of slideshows on garish coloured backgrounds narrated by a truly disdainful sounding lady who both insulted the fashions and told straight up lies about them. Not even commonly perpetuated myths, but what appears to be her own original (and easily disproven) bullshit, and then she had the gall to mock other people’s unsourced claims as if she wasn’t doing the same damn thing! Ugh.
No wonder the comments for her videos are turned off. I need to stop now because this isn’t the post for a rant, but why would you make an “educational” video about an era you so clearly hate??
I’ve found a lot more channels and haven’t watched videos from all of them but here are more that exist:
Brandon McKinney - He collects and restores antique parasols and is so full of knowledge and enthusiasm! The amount of time and detail he puts into his restoration is incredible, and he just loves parasols SO MUCH, it’s an absolute delight.
Not Your Mommas History - I’d been following Cheyney for quite a while but only recently learned she has a youtube channel! Only a few of her videos are actually about clothing, most are about African American history and being a historical interpreter/reenactor, but I’m including her because her work is so important and also because this list is overwhelmingly white.
Here I’ll link to a couple of relevant blog posts about how the costuming community can work on being more inclusive. Race, Microaggressions, and the Costuming Community by Fresh Frippery, and Thoughts by In The Long Run Designs.
Abby Cox - Sewing, historical costuming related stuff, and examining extant garments and talking about all the fascinating construction details. Lots of energy and enthusiasm! She was one of the ladies at American Duchess until very recently, so is in many of their older videos too.
Lee am - 19th century sewing and events, as well as some cosplay stuff. She’s especially fond of the 1830′s.
Neal Hurst - Former tailor at Colonial Williamsburg, now the collections curator. During lockdown he started doing video calls in which he talks about a particular garment or feature of 18th century menswear with one or two other experts. These usually last 40 minutes to an hour, and they include pictures and slideshows on the screen and are very informative. (Colonial Williamsburg also has a youtube channel, which has videos about many many different things.)
Sew Loud - Another new channel, both 18th and 19th century stuff.
Daisy Viktoria - The majority of her videos appear to be about fantasy costume but there’s a good portion of medieval and renaissance stuff there too, both sewing and getting dressed videos.
Constance MacKenzie - She has some stuff on sewing, mending, starching, etc. She dresses like an Edwardian much of the time and makes costumes professionally.
And at this point I think I’ll just leave a link to Costube Guide, which is an instagram account that has a heck ton more channels listed in their story highlights. A rather inconvenient way to look at a list, but it has a lot more than this list. There are so, so many new little historical channels starting up now and I don’t want to make this post too long.