Sunday, August 19, 2012
Interpreting the Past
I loved going to Costume College, in LA the first weekend in August. Wonderful costumes from historically accurate to fantasy. But as historically accurate as some of the costumes were we cannot be 100% accurate. Our own experiences will color our interpretation of the past. As a Certified Interpretive Guide I find those outside of NAI like Jennifer Rosbrugh, who wrote a article on this subject refreshing. Her article in Historical Sewing hits the proverbial nail on the head.
If someone could be praised as being historically correct in her patterns, color choices, sewing techniques it would be Jennifer. But even she is realistic regarding her "100 %" accuracy. I appreciate her honesty.