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Jun. 7th, 2012 11:27 am
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Blast from the past - someone found my old costuming site and asked if I still do costume commissions! As she's interested in an Anthy costume, and I did a full cost/process breakdown for the one I did ALMOST TEN YEARS AGO, I am seriously considering doing it. (And she doesn't need it until next A-Kon! LOTS OF TIME OMG.)

And I think I'd be able to source so much more of the bits and bobs on the intartubes now, so it would hopefully be better.
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So I've had in my possession for some time an old dressmaker's pattern book that, I think, used to belong to someone in my grandmother's family. It's lost its cover and binding some time ago, so I don't know what year it is nor what the title/publisher is, but it is definitely old enough to be out of copyright.

About a decade back, I Xeroxed it and had it bound into a book for myself, but it does occur to me that there may be some people out there who might be interested in owning their own copy. It'd be a few weeks or months from now that I'd be able to start scanning (after the move, in other words!), but I'm toying with the idea of putting it up on Lulu.com so people could buy an ebook or print version of it. Of interest to historical costumers and possibly steampunks.

A couple of quick iPhone snaps of two pages (the first page and page 6) to give a brief idea of what's in it:

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So...a poll! There's no "no" option because if you're not interested in buying it, there's no point in you telling me that. :)

You can vote with LJ as your OpenID over on Dreamwidth.

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: Just the Poll Creator, participants: 4

If I posted this historical pattern book on Lulu.com, would you buy it?

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!
1 (33.3%)

Very tempting!
1 (33.3%)

Only if the price is right
1 (33.3%)

If you might buy it, and each number from 1 to 20 is a U.S. dollar value, what is the top amount you'd pay for an ebook version of this book?

Mean: 11.67 Median: 10 Std. Dev 6.24
10 (0.0%)
20 (0.0%)
30 (0.0%)
40 (0.0%)
51 (33.3%)
60 (0.0%)
70 (0.0%)
80 (0.0%)
90 (0.0%)
101 (33.3%)
110 (0.0%)
120 (0.0%)
130 (0.0%)
140 (0.0%)
150 (0.0%)
160 (0.0%)
170 (0.0%)
180 (0.0%)
190 (0.0%)
201 (33.3%)

If you might buy it, and each number from 5 to 35 is a U.S. dollar value, what is the top amount you'd pay for a print version of this book? (Poll scales only allow 21 options-feel free to round up or down)

Mean: 22.33 Median: 21 Std. Dev 1.89
50 (0.0%)
70 (0.0%)
90 (0.0%)
110 (0.0%)
130 (0.0%)
150 (0.0%)
170 (0.0%)
190 (0.0%)
212 (66.7%)
230 (0.0%)
251 (33.3%)
270 (0.0%)
290 (0.0%)
310 (0.0%)
330 (0.0%)
350 (0.0%)

Tell me something that made you happy recently!

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Over 250 people collaborate on a reproduction 17th-century jacket. Read the blog here (and scroll down for costuming porn close-up photos of it). Via glvalentine.
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I'm perfectly capable of making these myself, except that my mother has seized my sewing machine and promises to let it go only if it's pried out of her cold, dead hands, so I have a wee bit of a dilemma.

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