So, it feels like ages since I've updated. Lately I've been really busy with studying for the EIT. I'm right about where I thought I would be, which is, of course, not as much studying as I would have liked to have done, but will, I think, be adequate to give me a good chance to pass the test. But since the test is coming up in less than three weeks, I have passed through the stage of being sick of studying (amplified by a touch of spring fever) to the stage of being stressed out. Meh.
I've been having long discussions online about gender roles, especially as applied to dating and marriage. It's quite fun, but makes me miss college days. It also gives me a nice break from studying. As a result, I've been sort of playing with reversing some of the traditional fairy tales (namely, Sleeping Beauty in which the prince sleeps for one hundred years, and Beauty and the Beast in which the girl is the beast) in a steampunk setting. It seems like a proper sort of NaNo Novel. We'll see if anything comes of it.
I really want to make Regency short stays and a chemise to go under my Regency dress. In fact, I want to make both in time for the Regency ball in May. This would give me about a month to make both. I'm fairly sure I want to make the Sensibility
pattern, because while not precisely period, it is very close to period, and from my limited research, a reasonable pattern to make. My dress is made from the Sensibility pattern. I've given up on the traditional pattern companies (McCalls, Simplity, etc) for costume purposes, as I want something that is reasonably period. I also really want to make a proper Renaissance costume, only this time I think I would make it Italian Renaissance(either pattern II or V from here
). My current Renaissance costume includes a corset instead of a bodice, because I didn't exactly know better, but now I do. But I'm not a big fan of the English Renaissance when it comes to clothing. I want something that looks more like the red dress in Ever After. Anyway, before I got off topic, I was agonizing over whether I should buy the Sensibility pattern. I think I shall.