Over the weekend koshka_the_cat and I went to the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure faire. I ended up just wearing my kirtle again. I had started a jacket/waistcoat (I've seen it called both so I don't know its official title) and I might have been able to finish it up, but around 12:30 I took several minutes trying to visualize which side of the sleeve needed to meet up with the body. I decided to throw in the towel then. Its probably for the best. 1. I can hand sew parts I would of just machine sewn that night to finish it quickly, which will look better in the long run. 2. More time to chat with Katherine and more sleep. And 3. It was HOT! Hot enough that the decision to not wear the sleeves that go with my kirtle was made and I don't regret it. So a silk jacket probably would of been uncomfortable.
I didn't take a lot of pictures because it was an old gown but I did wear some new accessories. I had bought a black straw hat last year at faire but never had a chance to wear, so it made its debut. I also wore my new Stratfords. I didn't wear those long though. I had read they run a bit small and I am sad to say it's true. I have the blisters and cuts to prove it. But these are by far my favorite of her shoes. :( I know with them being leather they will probably stretch but I have a suspicion with how tight they are, that could be a LONG and painful process. So a question: Has anyone been holding out for a pair and maybe want to take them off my hands at a discounted price? They do have some minor wear to the bottoms from the half hour or so of walking I did do in them. They are a size 8 but I wouldn't recommend them to someone who normally wears a size 8 in American Duchess shoes. They are also imperfects, but as with all of the imperfects I own I cannot tell why they are. I got them for $155 and would like to get $150 plus shipping costs, for them so I can apply that to a new larger sized pair. Like I said I love these shoes but if after 30 mins I can't walk I can't wear them.
Now that the sales pitch is over onto pictures!
One of my favorite pictures from the Las Vegas Ren Faire was a picture of Katherine and I in costume with our Sun glasses on. Because we are cool like that. I think it's a fun tradition to have!
Did I mention it was hot? Because it really was....
And since jenthompson opened up the Regency wedgie shots to include Historical wedgie shots, we had to take a couple.