The intended’s garb was completed to wearable status last night (diary will be updated soon). There are a bunch of aesthetic additions that I’d like to make, but functionally, it was good. The floppy hat that I made him ended up on my noggin instead because of sizing issues. I officially do not like making hats. That being said, I’ll be practicing as much as possible until I get something that works. Today was a successful test of the ensemble, and we won the Peasant Dance competition to boot. We were sweaty, it rained a slight bit, and I managed to spill meade on my underskirt, but we had a great time. There were lots of compliments on our ability to match and how well we fit one another. It was a great day, and that’s all I’ve got!
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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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