This coming weekend I will be wreaking havoc and eating candy at Gold Rush Days, one of my favorite events of the year, in Old Sacramento. The original plan was to wear a plaid gown I refashioned, but still needs a little work, complete with corset, hoops, bonnet, boots, fluff, stuff, things.
It’s hot. I mean it’s HOT in Sacramento, and I will be bumming around with the Irish Guild, bein’ Irish, and it just didn’t make sense to be wearing clothing so many stations above the group I’m to be rabble-rousing with.
And can a lady in hoops really rabble-rouse at all?
My good friend Jenny convinced me to lower my society and make some “Irish” duds, to blend with the riff-raff. I don’t know how she talked me into this, because I’m going through the most epic lack of sewing inspiration and just don’t event want to go in the sewing loft at all.
Tomorrow, though, I guess I’ll get some new Homespun plaid (on sale at Joann’s, yee!), and find a garibaldi-like white or off-white blouse at Savers thrift store, and wouldn’t-cha-know-it, the two shops are right next to each other, so it must be meant to be.
Anywho, here’s the concept sketch. The only thing I’ll have to make is the skirt, and *surely* I can do that. Right?