About Natasha

I’m a historical re-enactor (kinda) and costumer (yay fabric!) and dress up in funny clothes every chance I get. I play Wilhelmina Tapkins (that’s Miss Willa, thank you) at Dickens Fair and Evelina Edwina Angelica La Rosa at Renaissance Faires. I sew, knit, embroider, and am a complete and utter Crazy Cat Lady.

Brass and Lace started started as a convenient reference for two of my favorite fashion cultures – Steampunk and Gothic Lolita. Over time it’s become the name I write and create under. The purpose of this blog is to have a single location to showcase my ongoing projects and endeavors and, hopefully, to document the evolution and growth of my creative side. Possibly Probably while drinking.

What champagne?

Credit where credit is due: The awesome eye-bleeding background of orange stripes is from Layout Sparks.


4 thoughts on “About Natasha

  1. Hi! I had a question….for the 1912 corset you made…was that from a pattern you found or did you create the pattern itself? I am an experienced sewer and costumer but I find myself needing to construct a corset for myself for medical reasons. I have not seen a style yet that covers the areas I need, except your finished photos. I am going to create one with a busk, but it needs to be under bust, and long and low…low across the hips to confine my lower tummy, to the right of my pubic area. Almost at the bend of the top of the leg/hip.The one you made looks great, exactly the style I need. Any info you can give me would be greatly appreciated!

  2. Hi Natasha! I just recently came a crossed your blog searching for dress tips and I’m in love with all the amazing costumes and dresses you’ve come up with! I recently took up my own project of sewing an 1860’s ball gown before Christmas and I’m excited to be finished with it! Keep up the amazing work and know that you’ve got another follower!

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