Here are some photos from Saturday, our trip up to Valhalla Renaissance Faire at South Lake Tahoe.
I'm ever so pleased with this 1570s Elizabethan jacket. I've wanted to make it for ages, and finally have. I had no problems with wear - nothing came apart, undone, or unstitched! The only problem was with fit through the shoulder s- I need to pinch the shoulder seams at the neck, as they stood up in a strange way. I flatlined the jacket, so this will be an easy fix.
I was going for a middle class townswoman look, so I paired the jacket and lineny-ish skirt with a high-collared blackworked shirt, my surprisingly Elizabethan Fugawee shoes, and that ridiculously tall hat I made last year. The cool thing about this costume is that I could take it down in class with a different shirt, rougher shoes, and a straw hat.
So there you have it! The coolest thing of all? This ensemble cost me not one red cent to make. It was compiled from fabrics and hardware I already had in my stash, and costume pieces I already had in my closet! Now on to another thing I haven't been showing you, but you'll have to wait for the next post to see it :-)...
Me with my illustrious Lady Mother,
who greatly outranks me at fair and in life!