Costume Con 27 is over, the exhibit hall is struck, the car is unpacked, my
home is hip deep in boxes and bags.
Many, many thanks to all the costumers, quilters and doll makers whose work
elicited gasps, sighs and squees for three days.
To all those costumers who graciously loaned their works, who loaned dress
forms and dressed their own forms - a thousand thank yous!
Comments ranged from "Oh! I remember THIS one!" to "Wow, I haven't seen this
one in YEARS" to "Oh, my".
Every compliment was well-deserved.
I must pass along one of the best comments. As I was taking the original
historic garments off the mannequins, some costumers were watching and
asking questions. The dresses were all in the boxes and I was finishing with
the menswear when one of the women asked to see the insides of "the 1830s
originals over there". She pointed to the beautiful dresses made by Loren
Dearborn and Betsy Marks Delaney! Great job ladies, that your work was
mistaken for garments 170 years old!
Costume Con 27