Wednesday, June 20, 2012

old site, new site

So back in the dark ages of the internet, I had a website that I updated constantly and poured lots of love into:  It was a wonderful outlet that helped me connect with other costumers and chronicle my sewing adventures long before the word "blog" even existed.  But then my son came along and I took a 2 year hiatus from my site to focus on family, work, and the DFW Costumers' Guild.  Then the true death knell came when I discovered the joys of Blogger, and I grew to hate messing with HTML and anything related to my old site.  It is just SO much easier here, and I'm all about easy these days.

Now that my web host is raising their rates to a ridiculous amount, I think it is finally time to let my old site retire.  I plan on continuing my Festive Attyre site here as a pure blog in the future.  I will be re-posting some of the most popular content from my old website here or to flickr over the next few months so it doesn't go away completely.   It won't be exactly the same, and some things will be left to fade away into internet archives, but hopefully the most useful stuff will carry on.  

My old site is scheduled to expire on July 4th, so if there is any old content that you want to save, you might want to save it or print it to make sure you have it.  I plan on moving most of my articles, the Petersons's fashion magazines, and my own costume photos, but it might take me awhile to do all of that.  If you have any requests for things you would like for me to repost here ASAP, let me know and I will see what I can do. 

Thank-you for your support and understanding.  I know this will mess up a lot of bookmarks, but I hope you will forgive me for that.  After 12 years of having a "old fashioned" website, it actually feels really nice to start fresh and move on from the past.  I hope this change will inspire me to work even harder to make this blog my new home.  


Cathy Raymond said...

I'll miss the old Festive Attyre--you put a lot of great content up there. But I can sure understand that you don't want to pay to host content you're no longer keeping current. I hope you can move most of it over here, so your fellow costumers won't totally lose that resource.

Cathy Raymond said...

As for the stuff from your old site that I'd like to see preserved, here's a wish list, though none of this is "must post immediately" stuff:

* the how to make a camisia page;
* the stuff on 16th century Florentine women's costume;
* the "Zen of Spiral Lacing" page;
* the hemp-cord boning page.

Unknown said...

Please Please pretty please save the bustle dress page, I look at it alot and it has inspired 3 of my own costumes! I would hate to see it fade away!

Sharon Kwilter said...

Thanks for the warning! I'll go and print out the stuff I'm most interested in saving.

Missie said...

So I first started reading your old site while you were constructing your Florentine gown. I just went back to that diary and saw the 2001 entry dates. I cannot believe it was that long ago! Like Cathy above, I hope you find a way to bring over most of the old site. :)

saraquill said...

Please save your Florentine and peasant research galleries. They have been such a huge help to me and others.

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