[birds chirp in the background]
Ok, so I thought it would be nice to film this video in the middle of a garden except it’s also March and it’s still very much winter, so it’s not very aesthetic, but here we are. I was going to post one of those text post things saying that I wasn’t going to post a video this week but then I decided that nobody really sees those text posts and I should just film it. So here I am with a video this week. The point is, I have no actual content this week, just a quick little update on some things to come. So if you’ve been following along with my Instagram stories, I’m so sorry, you’ll know that I’ve been under an editing rock for the past couple of days – weeks – as I feverishly try and finish up this corset series. I’ve realized, I’m part of this online…costume…corsetmaker’s… community called Foundations Revealed, if you’ve heard of it, maybe. And it turns out they’re opening their new membership enrolment at the end of March for a couple of days and so I thought it might be nice to just push this corset series out just in time for that, because I did use a lot of resources from that during my process and I thought it might be nice that if anyone is interested in potentially signing up and joining this community then they can go ahead and do so. She only opens membership for like, a couple of days… per year. A very momentous occasion worth shouting out if anyone is interested. I know I get a lot of questions about where I go for resources, not only on research and, you know, how historical garments work, but also on physical sewing like “How do you sew?”, tips on sewing, “where do you learn? Where can I ask questions? “Where are there people who know things that I can, you know, pose my questions to?” This is the place, this is the place. This has been, like, one of the most invaluable resources during this process and so, of course, I want to share it with people. I feel like I’m going to be talking about it a lot in the next couple of weeks but it’s so relevant and I don’t want to sound sales pitchy because it’s not. This whole project, all of this, is not sponsored at all. Cathy Hay, who runs the website, is of course a very dear friend of mine and I do want to help her out as much as I possibly can. I will say this a thousand times more but it is a service that I pay for myself, that I personally find extraordinarily useful for all aspects of sewing, costume making, corset making, everything, research. So yeah, the point is, I have very official release dates for this corset series. Part one is going to go up on Tue– No, no Part one is going to go up on Friday the 22nd of March and part two is going to follow on Tuesday the 26th. From there, I think my tentative Saturday upload schedule is going to be momentarily disrupted as I try and just focus on marathon finishing all of my Lady Sherlock projects before I have to leave for England at the end of April. So I think I’m going to try and come back round to the 20th of April but we shall see. I don’t want to promise anything because I may end up vlogging something interesting and wanting to put it up before then. But, the point is just keeping you up to date on what’s going on for the next couple of weeks. Lots of sewing diaries, probably some vloggish adventures whilst I’m in England and, of course, general over-excitement for small historical geekery still to come! So, I hope you will stick around and I shall see you next week with some corset things!