podcast and resource recommendations!

We talked about this in class, so I’m making a preliminary post with some podcasts I like and we’ll see what else.

Informational Podcasts:

  • Lore – Aaron Mahnke and Grim & Mild
  • Aaron Mahnke’s Cabinet of Curiosities – Grim & Mild
  • Death in the Afternoon – The Order of the Good Death

Audio Drama Podcasts:

  • The White Vault – Fool and Scholar Productions
  • The Penumbra Podcast – Harley Takagi Kaner and Kevin Vibert
  • Hello From The Hallowoods – William A. Wellman
  • Malevolent – Harlan Guthrie
  • Old Gods of Appalachia – DeepNerd Media
  • The Magnus Archives – Rusty Quill
  • Welcome to Night Vale – Night Vale Presents

19th century dress history resources!

This has been one of my most sustained areas of interest over the years and I’m focused on garment making and construction most of all. These are some of the online resources I use when I’m researching a new project.

  • Original Pre 1929 Historical Pattern Collection
    • I only recently started looking through this blog for patterns. It is not for the faint of heart if you’re looking for a sewing project. This is a Tumblr blog that’s a digitized archive of submitted sewing patterns pre-1929, as the title suggests. I like that how it’s organized, but to use any of these patterns, it will take a lot of work and prerequisite knowledge of sewing and historical garment construction.
  • The “Keystone” jacket and dress cutter – 1895
    • 1895 pattern drafting book, very useful and contains lots of patterns and how to alter them for different body shapes and illustrates how the late 19th century silhouette was based on proportions, etc. Unfortunately, this is also not the most newbie friendly, the language can be a bit archaic for those who aren’t used to reading this type of thing and the directions were also written in a time where the person using this book had a solid background knowledge in sewing.
  • The arts of beauty, or, Secrets of a lady’s toilet : with hints to gentlemen on the art of fascinating– 1858
    • While I’m not doing research on 1850s beauty standards, I think this a very entertaining read. The author is very opinionated on what young women should do to be the most beautiful they can be. It also includes some recipes for makeup/hair dye/etc.. I don’t think I can safely recommend that you try these out… but I’m not in control of what you do.
  • Home dressmaking; a complete guide to household sewing – 1892
    • Yet another sewing guide, this one’s a much larger book, nearly 400 pages long. I haven’t fully explored this one yet, I think it goes over stitches, seam finishing, basic drafting projects, and things of that ilk. I have this open because I want to draft a bodice block type thing that they are calling a “basque”. I feel so consoled by the author saying that this type of drafting is “not perplexing”…





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