Crunch time

We all knew it was coming and what would happen, so I won’t lie and say that I don’t enjoy the hectic last week before faire starts!

My mom is in town and will accompany us on opening day.  This is a very good thing because she can help me do a final fitting on my golden gown.  At the same time, however, she’ll be in garb as well, and we have until Saturday morning to make it.  Not to worry, we’re resourceful. The plan is a simple skirt, bodice, and chemise.  She’ll also be wearing a straw hat and flats for a working class style.

I finished the hubby’s doublet this weekend and threw in his hat and my needlebook/wallet as bonus projects.  The ensemble looks great on the hangers, and I’m excited for his try on today or tomorrow.  My smock alterations did not go very well however, and I stopped before I really got started.  Instead, I made a trip to ye olde fabric store, and picked up, rather begrudgingly at first, a white linen/cotton blend to make a new smock.  It’s quite pretty.  This one will have a low neck with wide sleeves, and I have bargain bin lace for the cuffs.

Side note: I finished the hubby’s dice bag in time for a game, and it turned out very nice.  The edges were sharper this time through, although there were still some points that frayed open.  I stitched up what I could, then fray-checked and clipped off the stragglers.

Less than five days to go!  Thanks for reading.

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