Pez is creating cloth & clothing knowledge for writers, artists, & creatives!
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patrons

$23
per month
Hi! I'm Pez, friendly neighborhood pet of two large house cats and clothing scholar.

Cloth and clothing are a part of who we are. We create memories with cloth objects, connect with them, touch them for so much of our lives - even when we don't realize it! I followed my passions and ended up with university degrees in theatrical costume design and dress/apparel/costume and culture. Along the way, I taught everything from beginning sewing skills and the history of fashion to a class on textiles and fibers.

Now I'd like to share what I've learned with you. What kind of things do you want to know about clothes? Are you looking for costume terminology for a writing project, or wanting to know more about how textiles behave to improve your drawing skills? Want to find research or inspiration images, but just don't know where to start? Do you want to know how clothes impact the body, or have you just had a burning question about laundry ever since you invented that fascinating stain with guacamole and a bottle of red wine?

Help me help you, and I hope we'll both learn something along the way!
Tiers
Ruffles
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Ruffles have adorned clothes for centuries (and occasionally taunted us from vending machines in a different sort of form). Now, you can be a ruffle too! Ruffles get access to my patron-only feed of posts about clothes, costumes, and textiles. Ruffles also get to help pick the next topic!
Ribbons
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Aside from being a forbidden but tantalizing fruit to my feline housemates, Ribbons are a favorite clothing adornment throughout history and functional to boot. Ribbons get  everything included from lower tiers, plusaccess to an exclusive Q&A post each month for all those burning questions about clothes, textiles, and life*!


*Do not ask questions about life. In this, I am unable to provide beneficial advice. I once broke my ankle by falling in a pothole while walking across the street. That's your life advice: watch for potholes.

Popcorn Enthusiasts
$20 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons
Popcorn enthusiasts fund costume analysis and discussion from film and TV. On months when this tier is funded, I will go see a movie in the theater or watch from my living room and provide costume analysis and discussion.


Popcorn enthusiasts are welcome to recommend shows and films, but if you want me to analyze something specific please check before you pledge in case I am unable to access the content you're looking for.


Popcorn enthusiasts also get access to everything from lower level tiers!

Goals
$23 of $25 per month
$25 a month allows me to write 1-3 posts for your enjoyment:

  1. Historic dress item: I will write about an item of historic dress, such as an Elizabethan ruffle or a 1920s cloche hat, and give you the down and dirty on what it is, why it is, and how it works!
  2. Media costume item: I will write about a movie/tv/film costume, or otherwise a costume from accessible popular media, and cover what's in the costume and how it helps to inform the audience - and sometimes the actor - about the character.
  3. Fiber/textile building block item: I will write about a fiber (such as cotton or wool), a textile (such as velvet or denim), or some aspect of the making-of side of costume and dress.
All of these posts will include Q&A with patrons, and will be made public after the posts are funded.

*Please note, this goal is calculated separately from the Popcorn Enthusiast tier, which would otherwise obligate no less than 3 posts per month :)
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Hi! I'm Pez, friendly neighborhood pet of two large house cats and clothing scholar.

Cloth and clothing are a part of who we are. We create memories with cloth objects, connect with them, touch them for so much of our lives - even when we don't realize it! I followed my passions and ended up with university degrees in theatrical costume design and dress/apparel/costume and culture. Along the way, I taught everything from beginning sewing skills and the history of fashion to a class on textiles and fibers.

Now I'd like to share what I've learned with you. What kind of things do you want to know about clothes? Are you looking for costume terminology for a writing project, or wanting to know more about how textiles behave to improve your drawing skills? Want to find research or inspiration images, but just don't know where to start? Do you want to know how clothes impact the body, or have you just had a burning question about laundry ever since you invented that fascinating stain with guacamole and a bottle of red wine?

Help me help you, and I hope we'll both learn something along the way!

Recent posts by Pez

Tiers
Ruffles
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
Ruffles have adorned clothes for centuries (and occasionally taunted us from vending machines in a different sort of form). Now, you can be a ruffle too! Ruffles get access to my patron-only feed of posts about clothes, costumes, and textiles. Ruffles also get to help pick the next topic!
Ribbons
$3 or more per month 1 patron
Aside from being a forbidden but tantalizing fruit to my feline housemates, Ribbons are a favorite clothing adornment throughout history and functional to boot. Ribbons get  everything included from lower tiers, plusaccess to an exclusive Q&A post each month for all those burning questions about clothes, textiles, and life*!


*Do not ask questions about life. In this, I am unable to provide beneficial advice. I once broke my ankle by falling in a pothole while walking across the street. That's your life advice: watch for potholes.

Popcorn Enthusiasts
$20 or more per month 1 of 2 patrons
Popcorn enthusiasts fund costume analysis and discussion from film and TV. On months when this tier is funded, I will go see a movie in the theater or watch from my living room and provide costume analysis and discussion.


Popcorn enthusiasts are welcome to recommend shows and films, but if you want me to analyze something specific please check before you pledge in case I am unable to access the content you're looking for.


Popcorn enthusiasts also get access to everything from lower level tiers!