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'Your Historical Best Every Day' my name is Shari,
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Okay, welcome everyone! Excuse us for the technical difficulties.
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So I hope everyone can hear us now without any feedback, um...
This is the history bounding panel, your Historical Best Every Day. My name
is Shari, I am the owner of La Rose Passementarie,
and I came up with this idea a couple of months ago,
when I wrote a blog for 'Modemuse' about history bounding.
Which coincided with Desiree from Designed by Desiree, her #homeboundhistorybound
challenge on instagram. And I know Juul has some
amazing history bounding looks, which she shared in a video on her
channel, which you can view here. So I thought it would be a great
idea to have this panel together! And we have also a challenge on
instagram #historyboundbest, uh, where you can
upload your history bounding looks and even collect a special badge. We will
be sharing some of those historybounding books later on,
and we will also be answering some of your questions.
You can leave them in the chat and we will come back to them.
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So again, welcome everyone to the history bounding panel
Your Historical Best Every Day. My name is Shari
from La Rose Passementarie, and I came up with this idea a few months ago,
when I was writing a history bounding blog for 'Modemuse',
which at that time coincided with the challenge from Desiree from Designed by
Desiree, her #historyboundbest... oh I'm sorry
#homeboundhistorybound challenge, and
I've also seen so many wonderful history-bounding
looks by Juul on this channel. Check out our video when you can! So I
thought: let's have this panel together! So much
more fun! Um, right now it's the afternoon in the
Netherlands, but we know a lot of people around the
world are watching and a lot of people have shared their
#historyboundbest looks on instagram, which we will be sharing later on.
And we will talk about what is history bounding to us,
answer some questions, and we will also answer some of yours. So you can leave
them in the chat, and I will come back to them later on.
For now, I would like to introduce these wonderful ladies and have them answer
some questions about history bounding. So let's start with Desiree, could you
please introduce yourself and share your pronouns?
D. Hello everyone, my name is Desiree, my last name is Theunissen. There's no way
to pronounce that in English. So the translation of that is
'primrose' so that's why my channel name is Desiree Primrose.
I run the company called Designed by Desiree,
I make commissioned clothing with a big *big* weak spot for everything
historical and history bounding. I am working on
making patterns, but due to, um well, my ADHD, things are not always going
as planned. So that's currently taking a bit longer than I had
hoped it would, but it's still going. I released a YouTube video just earlier
this CoCoVid, about drafting/ pattern drafting for beginners.
And that's the Edwardian corset cover,
based on that original. So... *waits for Juul to get her act together*
J. Ah, so I guess it's my turn now to introduce myself.
Welcome everybody to my channel, my name is Juul,
pronouns she/her. Ehm, well I'm really glad to be a part of
this history-bound panel! Ehm I've been
into costuming since 2011and I started out doing performances in
costume, and gradually learning to sew costumes.
And now I like to make historical costumes and I'm a big history bounding
lover. And I would also like to
address the fact that we don't have live captioning today,
because that was a very technical, well, very big technical problem. Ehm,
I will be correcting the automatically generated captions
as soon as I can for everyone who needs them. *future editingJuul reporting to duty*
S. And then we will go to the next question: What does history bounding mean to you?
Desiree? D. Historybounding for me, is a way to
well, show who I am without words. I guess that's true for everyone who
likes to wear a certain outfit or certain style of clothing.
It's a way to express yourself and I've always loved
dresses and and everything girly and princessy since I was really young.
Ehm, I think I... can't even remember when it was the first time I
watched the Empress Sissy trilogy on television.
Ehm, ever since then my my heart was sold to everything that was girly and
princessy and fairy-like and I really
enjoy to have a way to express my sense of elegance and my ideals of
aesthetic with the world this way.
J. So the question was what does history bounding means to us,
right? To me it means a lot of freedom actually! So ehm
there are a lot of fashion styles where there are a lot of 'rules'
or if you dress vintage there can be some pressure,
or if you dress historically accurate... to dress completely accurately from top to bottom? And I like
history bounding because it gives you a lot of freedom to mix and match
things and ehm... Well the other thing I like about
history bounding, is that I can use the stuff I love and
wear it more often, so those pretty clothes that I made
they're not somewhere in my cupboard, waiting for that one (or two) events a
year, I can just wear them whenever I want!
And that's why I love about history bounding. So,
Shari, what does it -what does it mean to you, why is it important to you?
S. What does history bounding mean to me? Well, I've been
historybounding for a while before I even knew it was called 'history bounding'.
I have a huge passion for, uh, historical fashion in all its aspects.
To me wearing an historical outfit doesn't mean
a 'dressing up costume'. It means wearing something that I've made with a
lot of love, and care, and time. But is very extravagant and nothing -
not always for every day. But you go back to
like, a normal t-shirt and skirt, nothing wrong with
that, but feels a little bit like, that other part
of me is just 'dressing up'. While history bounding for me, is
carrying on that passion for historical fashion throughout
every day. Be it a pair of Victorian boots or
antique jewellery, but keeping that romantic and historical passion
back into my everyday style. Which is ME, it's not dressing up, it's not creating a
different persona, it's me. So history bounding allows me to always
wear that passion. And I would love to hear from you Desiree,
What is your favourite antique item to wear with your history
bounding? D. My favourite antique item... well just two
months ago I have gotten engaged, and my amazing
fiancee gave me an antique ring from 1910! So
that has got to be my most favourite history bounding item that I
wear every day. I can show you, I think, if the camera picks it
up. Juul, what is your favourite history
bounding item? J. Well, I had a lot prepared, but now I have
to cross them al out because my favourite
history bounding item is your ring! Lovely
Ah that's so romantic, I love it! Ehm, no, well, my favourite
history bounding things that are like, antique items,
are mainly petticoats. Because usually they are very sturdy
and I dare to use and wear them and not destroy them.
Because I destroy things. So petticoats are a favourite of mine and
well as Desiree's ring, I think antique jewellery is also a favourite of
mine to wear, because it's really easy to add that to
your daily outfit. So that's uh yeah that's a 'top tip':
jewellery! And Shari, how about you?
S. My favourite antique item to wear is purchased quite recently.
The three of us went to a museum, where we were able to purchase
antique clothing and and uh haberdashery. And I bought a late Victorian
silk skirt which I completely restored and reinforced, because
it had some holes in it but it wasn't museum quality...
and made it to my measurements and put a new waistband on... And it's purple
patterned and it has beautiful ruffles and ruching around the hem and I can
wear it without a hoop skirt. I can wear it every day if I wish, and it's
so wonderful to be wearing something with my size and length
from the late Victorian area, but I can wear it every day if I wish, to so that's
my favourite item. One that I very much treasure. And
for everyone starting with history bounding (or maybe you're already history
bounding) some tips to share. Desiree, if you could start with your favourite
tip or advice for history bounding?
D. My favourite tip would be: don't put your own bar
too high! Just go for whatever you like. Thrift stores are amazing. It's
totally totally fine if something is not actually
antique, if it's just a historical vibe. There was an Edwardian revival period
in the 70s, so maybe you can find something from that, or maybe a blouse
with ruffles from the 80s and just go for what you like like. Juul
already mentioned, there's no exact rules in
historybounding, 'this is okay' and 'this is not okay'. There's no
at least in my - I hope there's not any gatekeeping. Like, 'wHat YOu aRe DoINg
is Not ReAlly aCtuAlLy hIStoRy bOuNdIng!' If you just want to do your hair in
historical style, that's also history bounding. Just
do what you feel like fits you.
So yeah, and Juul, how is that for you?
J. Well I agree with you because that's the joy of
history bounding, wearing what you love not what you
'should' wear following your own rules and
expressing your love of, yeah, history - historical fashion. So I wrote down some
things - some tips for you guys as well...
in my notes. Ehm.. ah, I have a practical tip. Whenever you make or buy things,
try to make them multi-purpose. So what I like to do is
for example: a skirt. I like to make a historically accurate...
...ish skirt and then I can wear it for costuming,
but also wear it for daily wear. So before I make or buy the thing I already
think about 'how can I put it to different uses?' So I
think that's great for beginners, because nobody starts out with a complete
wardrobe. So if things are multipurpose that's,
yeah, a big plus. And, what else, ehm
Buy secondhand, of course.
Maybe you won't find antique items, but you can find
things with a historical 'feel'. And my last tip is
to tell people around you, and this is really for beginners
one of my best best advice: Tell people around you 'I like old things!
I like old clothes!' and probably someone has an attic
with old things, or bits of lace, or sewing supplies
or fabrics, or clothes. And maybe they will be nice enough to
give them to you, donate them to you or think about you when they see something
at a flea market. So uh, yeah, I think that works really
well. You'll get a lot of rubbish. But you'll
also get a lot of nice things. So Shari, can you share your secret
advice with us for history bounding?
S. My apologies for the late reply. Because of the echo issues
I can only listen to the live feed which is lagging some seconds behind which is
maybe sometimes why I look so blankly into nothing
when funny things are happening, because I only hear them 30 seconds later (omg Shari you are a trooper coping with this)
Ehm, my tip/ advice: It's not about historical accuracy. It's
about the feel or the look of a certain period. You are
very welcome to mix the periods. And it's about feeling comfortable
and wearing something daily. You don't have to just do it on
on special occasions. If your work allows it,
do it while you - wear your outfit while going to work.
Sometimes it can be easiest to start with something like a
shoe. Wear a Victorian shoe to work. People might not
even notice it's Victorian, but you will! You can start out with little items,
before you make complete looks like full head to body
history bounding looks. That might be a step too far for you.
You might want to start with something little. Ehm, and again what
Juul and Desiree already said, vintage, secondhand,
let everyone know that you're collecting old items.
Ehm, and see what attracts you to a certain period. If
that's the hairdo, do the hairdo. If it's a hat,
do a hat. If it's a beautiful viking warrior goddess...
be a Viking warrior goddess, or wear your best
lace around your neck. It's - it's not about rules, it's what you make of it, and
what you feel happy with. And feeling happy about history bounding
is where we all started. So I would love to
hear from you, Desiree, how did you start wearing history bounding?
D. How did I start... ehm, I think there's a fine line between
when is something 'just normal clothing' and when is it historybounding.
Currently there's a lot of things in fashion that have
puffy sleeves you could call that historybounding, that's
perfectly fine. I don't know exactly when I started to enjoy this.
I've always liked different silhouettes than
the silhouette that was in fashion at the time. I was a kid
in the 90s. I can tell you, I drove my mom crazy with wanting to wear dresses
while dresses were absolutely not in vogue. And
if they were, they had this dropped waist, at least in the beginning of the 90s,
and that's just not what I wanted. I wanted the 'Sissy silhouette'!
So yeah, I yeah... I don't really know when to tell you when I started.
It's I think, when I made more historical clothing
for costuming that I just started to wear it
for picnics and other events when I wanted to
dress a bit fancier, that I just thought:
Well why not wear my history historical clothing?
And yeah, I ended up wearing my Victorian bustle dress to our student
association's gala. So yeah,
I guess that's about it.
How's this going for you? J: Yeah, for me, ehm, I've always been dressing
'alternatively' and um I've always loved like,
when I when I was still into music, when I could still hear,
I loved performers and bands who dressed up with, uh, underwear,
historical underwear as outerwear. Stuff like that, it was so
magical to me.But I didn't incorporate historical
items in my wardrobe until I realised that the costumes I
was making, could also be seen as not costumes, but
clothes. So I started treating them as clothes,
and not as costumes. Or not as 'dress-up costumes'.
And the way I made them also changed. So I tried to make them 'actual clothes',
comfortable, and that's when I started thinking: I
could wear these more often. Because they're comfortable,
and I love them. So that's when I started um well, history bounding I think.
And of course I only heard of the term because of the video of the lovely
Morgan Donner, so that's when it got a label. But uh,
I've been doing it quite a bit before then.
So I think i'm going to give over the question to Shari now.
Um I don't really think I have an official start ing date, like these other
ladies also said, because we've always had a big
passion and love for historical fashion that it creeped into our wardrobe
without us even noticing, I think. I started wearing gothic clothes when I
was 13, but it was always very like the 'romantic' side or the 'historical' side.
So that also filtered in into wearing a lot of
antique items, or vintage items, and wearing heirlooms. And then
I stopped wearing goth clothes for every day, and it became
more historical. So I've always, if I've seen a blouse and I -
in like a normal, regular store, and it had
like puffy sleeves, or looked Victorian or Edwardian, I would immediately buy it.
Or I went vintage shopping or thrift store shopping with my mom, and I
came across antique items I would wear it every day. I would look if things were
'museum quality'. I don't wear that stuff, but if I could wear it respectfully and
not wear it to shreds, I would do so. And
term history bounding is relatively new, so almost all my life, I mean as a kid, I
tried to wear 18th century clothes. That was my 'princess wear' so
for me it's been so long I don't remember to recall
the start date. And I would love to hear from all of you
ladies, your current beautiful history bounding looks. Because we have quite some
variety here. I'd say, explain your grandeur with the
lace and everything, you look wonderful! D. Thank you so much Shari! Ehm yeah, I'm
wearing an antique collar. I don't wear this
really often because, yeah it's kind of fragile and
it's silk and it's antique, so. It's really beautiful I don't think the
camera picks it up really well, I mean, maybe can I -
hopefully I can show you guys a bit
It's really really pretty. It's silk,
there is this beautiful shine to it. It's handmade.
I love it a lot. I bought it when I was on a holiday in London.
It was more expensive than I normally would spend on things, but
I really loved it, so I did buy it. Ehm, the rest of my look is, I'm wearing a
shirt that has a bit of a puffed sleeve it's just main street fashion. I own it
already for I think about 10 years now, so. Yeah.
And yeah, my hair is just 'up'. I don't know if this is really a
particular historical style. I would love to have the volume
like Bernadette Banner has in her Edwardian style,
but my hair won't do that. My hair does curl, so let's just make the most of that.
J. So Desiree, someone's asking me in the chat:
Is it crochet lace? But I don't think so, right?
D. I don't think it's crocheted, no. I think it's
ehm, bobbin lace. I'll post a picture on my instagram later today with a close-up,
because I just don't know how good the camera picks it up. I think it picks it
up but I'm not really sure but close-ups are in
pictures are always better than on camera with a webcam, I think.
Juul, what are you wearing, tell us a bit more!
J. I'm wearing my daily viking look. So, ehm, this looks like a shirt, but it's
actually a ...shirt dress. Just
from a shop here in the Netherlands: HEMA. You all know, HEMA, right?
And this is a like an apron dress, a viking
apron dress from an historically accurate pattern,
but not a historically accurate fabric. And I have these lovely
brooches which cost me an arm and a leg, so I have to wear them more often
then once a year. And I have the milkmaid braids going on, which is just like
'vaguely historically, will do'. And a little viking hat
with - with moth holes in it.
So ehm, that's my history bounding outfit for today. So I'm going to ask the same
to Shari, if you can tell us about your
fabulousness as well. S. I am wearing a store-bought blouse, a
cotton blouse with lace insertion, and puffy
sleeves. it's wonderful to wear. I'm wearing an item that we also
bought together. It's an original Victorian gentleman's necktie
which I added a ribbons to, so I can actually attach it. Because normally, it
will be attached to a different collar. I have an original late Victorian hat,
which I hope you can see. It has bows on it. And
and my hairdo is also inspired about late Victorian.
The hat pin I made myself, It's also Victorian inspired.
And my Edward- my earrings are original silver mark Edwardian earrings.
And you can't see but I'm wearing a three-quarter length, uh, black satin
duchess skirt with flock print, but it's pleated
like an 18th century petticoat only it has a zipper and a
hook and eye closure. And then my glasses are 50s inspired so I'm kind of all over
the place, uh, but hopefully you can see that it's
still a little bit coordinated, it still fits.
I'm feeling my inner Mary Poppins, which is a good thing. So
that's, uh, my look for today. And it's incredibly comfortable to wear.
History bounding is trending right now, it's completely
popular, it's almost like mainstream. You can see blogs, we have videos
and why is that? What are your thoughts about this, why do you think
is such a popular 'thing'.
D. I think it's popular and
trending, because it now has a name. I think a lot of
people were doing this and had their aesthetic that they
liked which would be reflected in history.
Ehm, and I think that it's now something that people
know how to name. And especially because it has a name,
we can find other people who enjoy it as well. Because of the internet, it's way
more easier to connect to each other, and I think that really really helps. I
think historical costuming in general is really
growing currently also because of YouTube channels like Bernadette Banner
are getting really, really popular at the moment.
So that really helps. But I also think it's something that,
like i said, has been going on for as long as fashion is a thing
if you look back at the Victorian era there were
these tea gowns that had Watteu pleats on the back.
They didn't invent that, like 'oh let's have pleats on the back'.
No, they saw portraits and had surviving items maybe from the 18th century,
from the robe a la francaise, that had those pleats.
And I think you can go back in fashion and make so many connections
where - where the people look back at history
from the earlier time, and reflected that. I mean, there's
obviously some Greek/ Roman influence going on in
the regency era, but also at the - at around 1910s
1900s, like in the Edwardian era, there's also this Greek
influence. So I think it's been - even the people that were using that as
inspiration were also doing history bounding.
J. Yeah, I think you said it all, Desiree, I think we've been taking inspiration from
fashions before us for a long time... and now
it's just - it has another name. And I agree, it's popular because
historical sewing is popular. I think people have these things, and want to
wear them. And I think
it's also popular because with historybounding you don't have to commit
100%, you know.
You don't have to worry about being perfect or accurate, so I think that
makes it a very attractive style to, uh,
to adapt. So yeah..
S. When I wrote my blog for 'Modemuse' (which is a Dutch
fashion institute) about historybounding, I tried to look at
what - where the name originated from, who started it.
And the only thing I could find was that Leslie Kay,
a couple of years ago, started wearing outfits inspired by Disney characters
while 'bound for Disney', so she called it
Disneybounding, where that transcended into history
bounding I don't know, but it's like a logical connection if
you have such a big passion for historical fashion,
and the way it's made, and the materials, and the look
and the craft behind it, it follows logically that
it trickles down into your everyday wardrobe.
There's more emphasis on, ehm, crediting
designers for historical costumed movies, and we have great lengths of is
it historically accurate or not, or is it a great modern interpretation.
Nowadays we know who those designers are, where
like, 20 years ago, we didn't know we didn't -
they didn't get credit and so forth. So historical fashion
has in a way gotten mainstream. Like I said you could go to
the H&M and buy this Victorian-style blouse,
so it's easier to incorporate it in your wardrobe.
And it's also logical if you love historical fashion so much, that you
wear it every day but in more functional way.
I'm not saying historical fashion is not functional, but if you want to
ride a bike wearing an Edwardian walking skirt, three quarters length,
stuff like that. So I think it's like a natural flow that
where we're at. I don't think one person originated it,
there are people of course, or costumers, that made it very popular
and given a lot of inspiration, and ideas, and ways to sew along with them.
But I don't think it started with one person. But I'm very glad
it's a thing in which everyone can-
Juul wanted to say something? J. Yeah S. Because I've been
taking a look at the screen because I can't hear you.
J. Oh, okay, so i've been taking a look at the
chats and Shari, ehm, how did you make your hatpin?
Someone wants to know!
S. Mhm. Oh, it's uh, it's a store-bought hatpin,
it's from a shop that no longer exists, I have them in my webshop but
shorter. You add beads to them because the - the end of the hatpin is
is the pointy end is - stick 'em with the pointy end - and the other one is flat.
So you just thread beads on them, and ornaments or
roses, and then you put a back of an earring
to keep it in place. So here's the flat end,
here's the bead, here's the earring back. And then you have a
Ehm, let's see what is next on the agenda... I'm a little
from my ow - from my list because of the technical difficulties.
Oh yeah, we're gonna answer some questions.
We answered a lot of our questions, gave tips,
but we would love to answer yours as well. So we're going to have a look
through the chat pick out some questions and I think Juul
is going to go first?
J. I want to ask a question, uh, that I found in the chat I'm going to start with
Desiree and then Shari. So the question was if you only had one
era to history bound from, which era
would you choose? Desiree? D. For me that would definitely be the
Edwardian era. I just really love the aesthetic and the
full swooshy skirts and narrow waist that's just the - the
silhouette, this just really makes my heart flutter. So
yes, definitely Edwardian.
S. Oh well I love Edwardian i think Edwardian and Victorian
are almost the easiest one to history bound, because
they are not always dependent on, like the silhouette, for a hoop skirt, so
you can make three quarter length skirts without hoop skirts
just wear a bustle pad if you would. Again
go to Juul's history bounding looks video, because she
she shows you. Ehm but I love Victorian and I love the ruffles,
lace, intricate pleating, but that also occurs in the Edwardian period. So I would
say, late 19th century - early 20th century: that time frame
for me is the most successful and I love it to history bound.
J. Yeah for me, I would just refuse to answer the question.
I want them all.
D. You greedy! J. I will refuse! This is my channel!
I will refuse! So I don't know if you have -
have you found any questions Desiree? D. Ehm, I've been looking to the chat, I can't
really see a question so quickly, but my chat is not really responding
I think adequately, so maybe I've just missed it.
I do want to mention Kendra van Cleave has a lovely lovely lecture on her
facebook site about looking back in fashion and
fashion revival. It's really wonderful I really learned a
ton, so I can highly, highly recommend it. And also I remembered suddenly: when I was
in London I visited the store of Alexander McQueen.
Now the first floor and the second floor, there's just
their 'ready to wear' line. If you want to pay 800 euros -
-ah- if you want to pay 800 pounds for a sweater, go right ahead,
that's your place to shop! But if you are interested in his fashion
you can walk up to the top floor, and there is an exhibition of his
work and it was amazing! I cannot recommend it
enough to go there if you're ever in London!
And because they also showed part of his process
and the mock-ups - gosh people the mock-ups -
That's that's just how, it's how fashion should be made. How I would love
to be able to make fashion. Just make 13 mock-ups
of the same thing in the real fabric, just so you know that what you want is
exactly how you'll get it. That's just amazing to me, and they
did some - such interesting things, they had
garments there that was, ehm, photo- they took pictures of antique garments and
they use that picture as a print for their fabric.
And they had for example a mourning cape and they had a
Christening gown, and they had another dress that they laid flowers on
top and then photocopied the dress with the flowers on top, and used that as -
printed that as a fabric to use to make a dress.
It's just, yeah, that's really highly recommended if you are ever there,
visit that place!
Did you find any questions in the chat
J. I think Shari has some! S. Okay, it's my turn? A question.
When making - uh - what are the best pieces to start with for a history bounding closet,
for transition from modern? From Rachel Cavanaugh.
I think, uh, this is not to self-promote, but I'm currently doing a sew along
for an 1890s shirt waist, and afterwards we're going to do an 1890s
walking skirt, which will I will do three quarter
length but others can do, of course, the original ankle length.
Those pieces can be worn without a corset or, if you
add another hook on your skirt, with corsets. So it's easy
to go from your -histori- history bounding, uh, wardrobe, to
your historical wardrobe. And they're quite easy to make. There's not a lot of
fitting especially with the shirt waist, as long as it fits across the
shoulders and the collar, the waist and the bust is quite flowy.
And, uh, again with the skirt, you only have to fit
your waist and there's not a hoop skirt underneath. You don't have
to fit the hips very much, so that's very easy to start with. You
can find those sew-alongs on facebook and I can share a
link later on. But stuff like that, like simple like
tops and skirts, or like the wraps or a capelette.
A capelette is great for the winter, you can just throw it over your modern
winter coat and it's- it looks adorable and it keeps you extra warm.
And when it's too warm for your winter coat, you just wear it like this. So
separates, I think, are the best way to go. Make something that is not extremely
form-fitting if you're new to sewing. But you can look at the silhouette
and see: oh the pleating, or the type of fabric
refers to a historical period, and it's easy and accessible to wear every day.
So that's why, ehm, 19th century and early 20th century I think is the best
because if you go, like, to 18th century there's a lot of pattern
modification and silhouette modification to make it more wearable. It is doable,
check out Bernadette Banner, she has a robe a la Anglaise she wears -
she can wear without a corset or without stays. And it looks wonderful, so
that's why I think those tips might be best for beginners.
So if Juul, you want to do another question and I
can look up something. J. I found two questions that I can answer
real quickly. The first one is how about thigh chafing.
So, the answer is: either
uh, cycling shorts or long underwear long historical underwear,
and you're good. And then, the hardest part about history
bounding? I saw that one as well. And to me the hardest part is: I want to
wear everything at once! I only have one body, so that's the
hardest part how can I choose one thing to wear? Ah! And
That's the hardest part because you have to choose
So Desiree: *Juul mutes herself*
D. Juul you went on mute, I cannot hear you anymore!
J. Sorry Desiree, go ahead. D. Okay, I
found a few more questions from *name* How can you make
histoybounding practical? I love big skirts but I can't wear skirts to work.
That's- if you really can't wear skirts to work,
there are professions where you just can't,
If you can't wear a skirt, you can't wear a skirt, that's just how it is.
You could however do things with your hair, with jewellery,
shoe wear. There's smaller things that you can do,
that give you that feel or aesthetic. It won't be the same feeling as having a
twirling skirt around your legs, but if you are in a job where you are
just not capable of wearing skirts that will just have to do I guess. Or
maybe i don't know what kind of work you do, but maybe you could wear like,
um, a longer top that is almost like a very very short dress
over trousers. Maybe that would work for you.
This I think, that would be the best solution for this.
And I also found a question, I can't really
remember from who... oh from Sandy (?): Should I wait until I've made the
corset, before I make my other clothes. Ehm yes and no. If you want to history
bound: no, you don't. If you want to make a
capelet you don't have to have a corset made to wear a capelet, especially
if you're not going to wear a corset daily. Why would you need to have a
corset to make a capelet? Or to make a skirt. There are always, ehm,
like 18th century skirts, where you have the two ties going to the back and front,
but you can make it so that you can wear it with or without
stays or a corset, So that would make it very versatile for wearing with
historybounding every day, or for your fancy costume with the stays or
the corset. So that's what I would say. I know it's a
bit of a popular opinion in the historical
costuming world that you should always start with your
undergarments. Yes, but not if you're historyboundin
and there's no need for that. If you want to make the pretty: make the pretty.
You can always try and ask for ways of how to make things more adaptable for
a modern day wardrobe. I think there's always ways to
do that. So I
think- S. Okay I have a few questions that require short answers
that I'm just gonna answer quickly, before we're going to share your
wonderful history bounding looks. Shameless self-promotion: I am a sales
point of American Duchess and those shoes
are actually extremely comfortable to wear and I have a bad back,
not great feet, and I can wear them all day long.
Even on all streets, cobbled streets and everything. So
for me, wearing American Dutchess shoes or boots you have something
historical which you can wear every day that are comfortable. So
those are great to wear for historybounding, but
also they're historically accurate for your historical wardrobe. So they're
great all over. I mean my mom has a pair of black Pompadours
and she, by accident, made a pair of trousers with exactly the same print,
which are also black. And she wears them together to the office.
Works! Patterns! I love Black Snail patterns again, I also
sell them in my web shop. But it's not only
about self-promotion: Truly Victorian is a go to for
eh, like I said before late 18th, 19th century - early 20th century patterns.
Because not all of them are- not all of them require a corset or
hoop skirt. Those are easily transferable to
historybounding. Again like, the walking skirt I discussed:
wear it three quarter lengths: you can still bike,
do stuff around the house, go to work. It hasn't-
doesn't have a lot of volume like a bustleskirt or a hoop
would have. It's like it says: a walking skirt.
Uh, bicycle outfits are great for history bounding especially if you have to work
around and do stuff, those outfits were made
to move around in so they are easily transferable to history bounding.
So just look out for those patterns that are
from those eras and/or are easily shortened or the volume taken out.
That makes it easy, I think. Oh this one is very funny, Juul also typed this to us:
Do we have an amazingly big wardrobe? No. I wish. I have a walk-in closet, but
that also contains my modern stuff. My husband has the other
wall, because he also wears historical stuff.
That is the beauty of history bounding: you made a skirt that doesn't require
hoop skirt? Wear it as history bounding, wear it as your
historical clothing. Like this is an antique hat, I can wear
it with my original- my Victorian
outfit but also, like today, with my historybounding outfit. So
it's making creative use of your full wardrobe. It doesn't mean you have
a complete history bounding wardrobe or a completely historically
accurate wardrobe: it means combining the two,
and wearing them in whatever way you please. Because
that's how it works. So I wish, I wish I had every period with all the underwear
and the shoes and the accessories like a full house of historical clothing.
We all wish that, I think, but we don't. So. However we can show you some
inspiration! I mean we've hopefully inspired you with our
looks, but we're going to show you some amazing history bounding looks. I have a
powerpoint which I'm gonna set up. J. I also want to
quickly mention- I also want to quickly mention that
our badge code will be in the powerpoint. So for all the badgers out there: grab
that code, claim your badge!
Oh yay, there it is!
oh i love-
D.These looks that have been shared - J. -I LOVE THIS ONE I LOVE THIS ONE
-So cute - ah
D. This is so many great looks, and so many styles you can do-
it's just wonderful, and these wonderful- -oh I love this
I love them, wonderful- -One of my favorites
S. It was hard choosing because otherwise this panel would take
J.So cute, i love this - -With the mask
S. This is a- the wedding dress is cute D. that wedding dress is amazing
J. Yay those were great! S. Yes! I will be sharing this powerpoint again,
so don't worry about that. First of all, I'm gonna give the word to
Desiree. She's going to tell you, if you still want to
participate in the history bound challenge, the #historyboundbest
challenge, how to get the badge, how does it al work. So Desiree:
D. Yes, ehm, Historybounding, uh, we have the 'history bound best'
hashtag on instagram. You can use that to share your history bound best
looks with us. We will try and share as many of
them in our instagram stories as well. If you tag
your location with your post, that means that other
people in that location can easily find that for you-
find you with that. Ehm, especially I do want to say: share them in your feed, not
on your stories, because we can't find pictures that are
in stories, unfortunately. I wish we could, but I just
don't know how to. Maybe that's just my um,
thing that I don't know but I haven't been able to figure out how. So please
post your pictures in your feed, make sure your account is set to public
so that we can find them. And others can find you if you tag your location.
Because historybounding is growing so much, and we now have this name
for the thing what we all love, that means that
there's- you might think you're alone in your area,
but you might not be, and just don't know it!
So that is why we decided to make this worldwide history bounding meeting.
So please, use the hashtag, tag your location,
and hopefully you'll be able to find people that are in your
area that you can hopefully, one day when the situation is
no longer the way it is right now, *yes we're looking at you miss 'Rona* actually have
live meetups. So, ehm, that's one thing. And we will be
having meetups in the Netherlands.
Uh I think that will be eh, Shari will be arranging meetings
J. Yeah Shari, you can say something about the meetups, I think?
Poor Shari, with the lag... S. Yes, we talking about meetups? I am going to
organise a history bounding, safe distance
uh, public uh, meeting. I think we're gonna do a picnic.
I have a facebook group, a Dutch facebook group called: *PREPARE FOR SOME HARDCORE DUTCH*
'Historische kleding, hoeden en accessoires maken', wherein I will post a poll in which we
can choose a location together and a date, and then we're going to have like a
historybounding picnic. So wear your history bounding,
we'll keep our 'social distance', we'll be out in the open in a safe manner,
and then we can find our fellow historybounders. And
maybe you would like to organize something like this in your area, or your
country, or do it online. I have, uh, online
sewing meetups like, almost every week. And it's such fun to see each other
again, even though you can't do so in person. So
do so in a safe way. And we would like to
thank you so much for joining us! Apologies for the technical difficulties.
Captions will be up later *yay, future editing Juul is almost done doing the captions* and we had so much fun
organising this, and sharing your wonderful looks
and it's such an inspiration. And I hope we've helped you starting
history bounding, or maybe with your new history bounding looks.
And we're gonna show you the powerpoint again,
because once was not enough! Have a wonderful day everybody, bye!
J. Bye everybody! D. Thank you for watching, we loved having you!
S. Ah, it's not working!