What is EL Wire? Electroluminescent wire (often abbreviated to EL wire) is a thin copper wire coated in a phosphor which glows when an alternating current is applied to it. I first saw it [...]
What is Lolita fashion? It's ruffles galore, over the knee socks, parasols, cuteness incarnate. My intro to Lolis was seeing a flock of them at MomoCon last spring. There were 10 or 12 of them on the sidewalk, giggling and holding up darling but inadequate parasols as the rain began to fall.
There are 500,000+ websites related to sewing historic garb. It's overwhelming. A good place to start if you have all afternoon is (my favorite) The Costumers Manifesto.