Swashbuckler weekend at PARF

Today tested my new lower class bodice and the intended’s new shirt, which held up very well.  We got a chance to see the chess match and a few more shows, and we also visited a few shops.  During the day, we entered the Swashbuckler Steeplechase and won second place!  My part was standing around helpless (“Save me, save me, someone save me!”, no really, that was my line), and The Intended certainly shined as my swashbuckling hero.  I always forget his theatre talent….  My shopping goals included a pewter goblet for my upper class garb, a straw hat, and a pair of shoes.  I decided to forgo the goblet when I bought a really cool magnetic jewelry piece.  It has beautiful beadwork, and can wrap into a bunch of nifty pieces.  You can just barely see it in my lower class bodice photo as a circlet.  The straw hat was found as a bonus in the shop where I purchased the shoes.  The shoes will not match any garb that I wear this season, but I couldn’t buy basic black maryjanes with those cute little blue maryjanes staring me in the face.  Oh, well.  It was another good faire day, and I have a few weeks to finish The Intended’s noble garb (diary to come) as well as a smock for myself.

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Faire opens tomorrow!

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness, I’m so excited!  It’s been a mad dash since my last post to get little things done.  I fixed the hem issues on the upper class gown.  I attached fasteners to the underskirt and a new set to my peasant skirt.  I made a peasant bodice, not quite completing the planned overhaul, but good enough to wear.  [I still want to add trim to the skirt and make a new chemise.] I made a hat to wear with the upper class gown (a nightmare), and I pulled together some jewelry pieces out of assorted buttons and plastic pearls.  I’m currently working on sleeves to match the upper class forepart, and today I might make a caul to go under the hat.  Dress diaries will be updated once I can sleep again.

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