Chivalry and Romance

We had a wondrous time at faire yesterday, and the husband walked away with a great 1st prize in the Men in Tights competition.  Which is good, since he was one of three out of eleven total contestants who actually wore tights.  We were both garbed in lower class gear, which was good on such a hot day.  I applied the metal eyelets and slip stitched the lining for the hubby’s doublet in the car on the ride up.  We participated in Peasant Dance, which was a lot of fun.  Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that the chess board got quite so hot, and the bottoms of my feet were burning by the time we were done.  I stopped by a couple shops and picked up shinies and jinglines for belly dancing.  It was a great day!

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Today, I made my first fabric trip (of many to come) to a Jomar store in Philadelphia.  My friend and I were overwhelmed [to say the least] at the sheer amount of fabric available for our perusal.  Then came the prices, which started at $1/yard for fashion fabrics.  The most expensive fabric that I would have been interested in was only $6/yard, so this will be my ideal fabric stop.  Unfortunately, the distance will not permit leisurely fabric shopping, but I plan for my big projects pretty well in advance.  Making the trip every other month is reasonable in the creative season.  I managed to pick up a base fabric for my newly dubbed “Corvina” doublet gown.  I planned for black velvet because, why not, but I found a thin courdoroy for $2/yard, which I think will attain the look I want.  I also found an asparagus green cotton in the home decor section for $2.49/yard–so I bought a bunch.  As soon as I saw it, I decided that it would be my new Tudor gown.  There were other odds and ends that I picked up including random trim and some fabric for smocks.  It was a good morning.

Next weekend’s faire theme is Pyrates, so I’ll be wearing last year’s pants and crop top.  No sewing this week, just organinzing.  I may find time to update the project pages, but we’ll see.

Thanks for reading.

It was a very good weekend

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2 thoughts on “Chivalry and Romance”

  1. So I was waiting for you to visit that fabric shop so I can read about it! Now that you have been, WE need to go! Or at least give me the address so I can drag one of my non sewing friends lol

  2. It was a welcome retreat from normal fabric store prices. You can find a list of their locations at jomarstores.com. The Wyncote store doesn’t have fabric. We went to the one on Whittaker Avenue, but may try a different store each trip just because. I’m good on fabric for my next two projects, but let me know when you plan a trip anyway.

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