A Trip to Valhalla Renaissance Faire, 2013

Jun 3, 2013 3 comments
This past weekend was one of many festivities, one of which was the annual visit to Valhalla, our most local Renfaire.

Oh Renfaire, how I love thee.  A day of utter silliness is always welcome, especially with two of my favorite people that I hardly ever get to see....the ones that can't keep a straight face in this series of unfortunate photos:

Me and Craig, in our natural states.
Jenny and I now have a tradition, it seems, started last year 
We hung out with ze Germans all day, as usual.  They're the most fun.
Craig sporting his highly-researched German peasants garb.  I helped pattern his jacket, which turned out really swell.

I was working on my doublet + sleeves way late the night before, but got it into a wearable state.  It has its issues - the collar is weird and needs a revisit; it's undertrimmed by a mile; it needs pad stitching and some finishing here and there.  In general, though, it fit and I am pretty happy with it.  I bought some velvet ribbon and reticela lace, at the faire, to trick it out before Costume College, which I may or may not take this to.

In its "Stage 1" state, with the re-pleated yellow skirt.
End of the day at Vals - the whole thing held up pretty well.  I need to revisit the pleating and leveling of the petticoat again, if I'm going to wear so much bum padding (I always do)
I was afraid the back at the waist would be too short, but now I can see that with all this froof on the deriere, it could be even shorter (I struggle with this often)


  1. nice! The length at the waist has always been one of my sticking points as well. I have to balance the look with a skirt versus the "gaposis" when I'm in pants fencing.

  2. Your faire has notions sellers?! So very jealous.

    1. Yes, just one, though, called AlterYears. Good stuff!


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